Water Restrictions


About Water Restrictions

Water restrictions are any constraints placed on water use by a water agency, local council or State or Territory Government. They have become common practice throughout much of Australia to manage demands during periods of water scarcity. Water restriction names and rules vary throughout Australia due to local requirements.

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.