Temporary water restrictions

Darling River in Bourke, New South Wales. Image courtesy of Destination NSW.

Summary of current temporary water restrictions

The tables below give a summary of current temporary water restrictions for regulated river, unregulated river and groundwater water sources.

More information on a water source restriction can be found by selecting the temporary water restriction notice listed in the table.

Information regarding expired or repealed temporary water restrictions in 2019/20 is also available.

Fact sheets

Northern Basin and Barwon-Darling restrictions on river and overland flows

View all current temporary water restrictions

Temporary water restrictionStatus
Buccaneit and Cunninyeuk creeks (Murray below Mulwala Water Source)
Restrict unregulated river access licences to protect environmental flows.
Current
Hastings Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources
New cease-to-pump conditions replace original licence conditions.
Current
Dingo Creek Water Source
Cease-to-pump conditions with reference to the new gauge 208032.
Current
Lachlan Regulated River Water Source Amendment
43% of general security carryover restricted - repeal of the Access Licence Dealing Principles.
Current
Macquarie Regulated River Water Source Amendment
100% general security carryover restricted downstream of Burrendong Dam - repeal of the Access Licence Dealing Principles.
Current
Macquarie Bogan Unregulated and Alluvial Water Source
Restrict take to 20% - Campbells River Downstream and Macquarie River above Bathurst unregulated river management zones and downstream Lake Oberon to confluence with Macquarie River in the Fish River.
Current
Barwon River upstream of Mungindi weir
Restriction on domestic use by basic landholder rights and domestic licence holders.
Current
Maules Creek Groundwater Source, Upstream Elfin Crossing
Restrict take from upstream Elfin Crossing in the Upper Namoi Zone 11 Maules Creek groundwater source.
Current
Belubula Regulated River Water Source
40% of water held in general security accounts restricted.
Current
Lachlan Regulated River Water Source
Restrict general security carryover to 43%.
Current
Macquarie Regulated River Water Source
100% of general security carryover restricted.
Current
Botany Sands Groundwater Source
Taking of groundwater from two areas within the water source prohibited.
Current