As at end of December 2019, two towns were on stage 2 restrictions and 4 were on stage 1 restrictions. In Goulburn Valley Water’s area, Euroa and Violet Town were on stage 2 restrictions (since 11 April 2019).  In Lower Murray Water’s area, stage 1 restrictions were in place in Mildura, Swan Hill, Kerang and Red Cliffs (since 21 November 2019). All other towns in Victoria were subject to Permanent Water Saving Rules.

This time last year all towns were on Permanent Water Saving Rules but no towns were on water restrictions.

A summary of the status of restrictions on urban water supplies can be found in Appendix B.

The following graph shows the number of towns on water restrictions from the end of December 2009 to the end of December 2019.

Visit the Department Environment, Land, Water and Planning website for advice and a description of the rules around different types of water restrictions:

https://www.water.vic.gov.au/liveable/using-water-wisely/advice-and-rules

The following graph shows the number of towns on water restrictions from the end of December 2009 to the end of December 2019.

Towns on restrictions December 2019

As at end December 2019, based on information provided by water corporations.

Water Authority

Barwon Water

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

Central Highlands Water

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

Coliban Water

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

East Gippsland Water

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

Gippsland Water  

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

Goulburn Valley Water

Stage 2 water restrictions: Euroa, Violet Town. All other towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

Lower Murray Water

Stage 1 water restrictions: Mildura, Swan Hill, Kerang and Red Cliffs. All other towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

Melbourne Retail Companies (City West Water, Yarra Valley Water and South East Water)

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

North East Water

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

South Gippsland Water

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

Wannon Water

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

Western Water

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules

Westernport Water

All towns on Permanent Water Saving Rules