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.
Gardens and lawns
- Manual, automatic, spray or drip watering systems can be used between 6:00-8:00am and of 6:00-8:00pm on alternate watering days.
- Alternate watering days means odd numbered property’s can water on odd dates of the month and even or no-numbered property’s can water on even numbered dates. Both odd and even numbered property’s can water on the 31st of the month or 29th February.
- Hand-held hoses with a trigger nozzle, a bucket or watering can may be used to water gardens at any time.
- Lawns cannot be watered at any time.
- Hosing down of driveways, paths, concrete, tiles, timber decking and paved areas is banned except for construction purposes, in an emergency, or for health or safety hazard.
- Cars, boats, trailers or caravans can be washed anytime using a high pressure cleaning device, a hand held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a bucket, or at a water efficient commercial car wash.
Pools and spas
- A new pool or spa of up to 2,000 litres can be filled using a hand-held hose, bucket, watering can, or an automatic water top up device. A new or existing pool or spa greater than 2,000 litres can only be filled in accordance with a Water Use Plan.
- A new or existing pool or spa of any size can be topped up only on alternate days between 6.00-8.00am and 6.00-8.00 pm using a hand-held hose, bucket, watering can, or by using an automatic water top up device at any time. Pools and spas can also be topped up at any time in accordance with an approved Water Use Plan.
- A mobile spa can only be filled or topped up in accordance with a Water Use Plan.
- Water toys connected to a hose are not allowed to be used.