Where can I get information about water restrictions?

Sydney, the Illawarra and Blue Mountains

Water Wise Rules currently apply to replace drought restrictions.

The Water Wise Rules are simple, commonsense actions that apply to all Sydney Water customers in Sydney, the Illawarra and Blue Mountains. This includes residents, businesses, local councils and government agencies.

Water Wise Rules

  • watering is allowed before 10 am and after 4 pm on any day - to avoid the heat of the day
  • all hoses must have a trigger nozzle
  • no hosing of hard surfaces, such as paths and driveways, but washing vehicles is allowed
  • fire hoses may only be used for fire-fighting activities.

Find out about current restrictions

Report a breach

Fines apply for all breaches of water saving rules.

Report a possible breach to Sydney Water

Other regions

For information about water restrictions in other regions, contact the local water provider.

For all other regions, check with your local water provider. If you're not sure who your provider is, contact your local council.