Greater Sydney, the Illawarra and Blue Mountains
Water restrictions come into force during drought periods when water supplies are falling. WaterNSW assists water authorities across New South Wales with water supply monitoring. Each water authority then sets their own water restriction levels based on their specific conditions.
Sydney Water sets water restriction levels for all residents, businesses, local councils and government agencies in the Greater Sydney Basin, Blue Mountains and Illawarra Region.
If you have any questions about water restrictions or wish to apply for special business or customer exemptions, please call Sydney Water on 13 20 92 between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Find out about Sydney Water restrictions.
Report a breach
Fines apply for all breaches of water restrictions.
Report a possible breach to Sydney Water.
For information about water restrictions in other regions, contact the local water authority. If you are unsure who your water authority, call your local Council.
- Hunter region
- Shoalhaven region
- Central Coast
- Rous Water
Council areas of Lismore (excluding Nimbin), Ballina (excluding Wardell), Byron (excluding Mullumbimby) and Richmond Valley (excluding land to the west of Coraki).
For all other regions, check with your local water authority. If you're not sure who your water authority is, contact your local council.