In Melbourne, the Victorian Government make decisions to either lift or introduce water saving rules and restrictions. The Victorian Government also decides the level of restrictions based on the response from Melbourne Water and 3 metropolitan water retailiers - South East Water, City West Water and Yarra Valley Water. Water restrictions are managed by Victoria's retail water companies. Restriction stages are triggered when the amount of water in storage resevoirs falls to certain levels.
To find out more about current water restrictions visit the Melbourne Water website or South East Water website.
Water catchment levels
It is important to know the water levels in our catchments to understand how much water we have for our future. Melbourne Water manage the water catchments and regularly update the information on water catchment levels on their website. Visit the Melbourne Water website to find out more.