Water Restrictions

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Water Restrictions website provides access to current water restrictions information for the whole of Australia. Water restrictions information can be searched by State or Territory, water agency and restriction name. Water restriction names and rules vary throughout Australia due to local requirements.

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Dubbo and surrounding areas

Agency name:
Dubbo Regional Council
Area web address:
Area description:

This is the description for Dubbo and surrounding areas managed and maintained by Dubbo Regional Council.

Current Restriction

Restriction name:
Level 1
Restriction type:
Start date:
End date:
Restriction web address:
Description summary:

General notes on Level 1 for residents

Under Level 1 water restrictions, households can water outdoors each day. The daily target per person per day is 380 Litres. Check out a what a typical break-down of 380 litres looks like and let’s all be wise with our water.

There is also the choice not to water at all.


Watering is to be attended by a resident or on programmable timed systems.


Watering permitted between 6pm and 9am


Watering permitted any time.

Washing down walls or paved surfaces

- Not permitted

Topping up private swimming pools/spas

- Permitted

First fill of private swimming pools

- Permitted

Washing cars at home

- Permitted with bucket and rinse with

trigger hose on lawn at any time

Baths, showers

- Permitted

Washing of clothes

- Permitted

Use of evaporative air conditioners

- Permitted

Inflatable or temporary childrens pools

- Permitted