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Water conservation rules vary in different parts of Victoria. These are determined by the local water provider, many of whom have introduced permanent water saving rules or by-laws to protect long term water supplies.

Current restrictions

Uniform water restrictions, stages 1-4, and Permanent Water Saving Measures are used throughout Victoria. The Melbourne region is now on stage 2 water restrictions. Follow the links below to find out the restrictions applicable in your area and what they mean.

Victoria water restrictions

Product rebates

  • Water Smart Gardens and Homes Rebate Scheme
    Rebates apply to a range of domestic products - and due to the success of the program and the continued need to protect our precious drinking water supplies for now and the future.

Useful resources

Planning for the future

  • Visit the Victorian Office of Water website
    This site aims to provide comprehensive information on water management and planning in Victoria, and to help all Victorians contribute to the sustainable management of our precious water resources.