Temporary water restrictions

Summary of temporary water restrictions

The tables below give a summary of 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.

Temporary Water Restriction - Barwon-Darling Unregulated River and Intersecting Streams Unregulated Water Sources

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Barwon-Darling Unregulated River and Intersecting Streams Unregulated Water Sources) Order 2019
Licences affected Unregulated river (A, B and C Classes) access licences and unregulated river access licences
Date restriction started 4 November 2019
Date restriction ends 31 December 2019
Status Current

Temporary Water Restriction (NSW Border Rivers) Amendment - repeal of the Access Licence Dealing Principles

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (NSW Border Rivers) Amendment Order 2019
Licences affected Water access licence holders
Date restriction started 1 November 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Temporary Water Restriction (Upper and Lower Namoi Regulated River Water Sources) Amendment - repeal of the Access Licence Dealing Principles

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Upper and Lower Namoi Regulated River Water Sources) Amendment Order 2019
Licences affected Water access licence holders
Date restriction started 1 November 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Temporary Water Restriction (Lachlan Regulated River Water Source) Amendment - repeal of the Access Licence Dealing Principles

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Lachlan Regulated River Water Source) Amendment Order 2019
Licences affected Water access licence holders
Date restriction started 1 November 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Temporary Water Restriction (Macquarie Regulated River) Amendment - repeal of the Access Licence Dealing Principles

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Macquarie Regulated River) Amendment Order 2019
Licences affected Water access licence holders
Date restriction started 1 November 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Temporary Water Restriction (Lower Darling Regulated River Water Source) Amendment - permit the taking of water for the purposes of testing metering equipment

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restrictions (Lower Darling Regulated River Water Source) Amendment Order No. 2 2019
Licences affected Water access licence holders
Date restriction started 1 November 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

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

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Macquarie Bogan Unregulated and Alluvial Water Source) Order 2019
Licences affected Restrictions on unregulated river access licence holders
Date restriction started 1 November 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Barwon River upstream of Mungindi weir

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Barwon River upstream of Mungindi weir) Order 2019
Licences affected Restrictions on domestic and stock access licenses and basic landholders rights (domestic and stock)
Date restriction started 30 October 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Maules Creek Groundwater Source, Upstream Elfin Crossing

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Maules Creek Groundwater Source, Upstream Elfin Crossing) Order 2019
Licences affected Upper Namoi Zone 11 Maules Creek groundwater source (groundwater) access licences
Date restriction started 18 October 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Belubula Regulated River Water Source

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Belubula Regulated River Water Source) Order 2019
Licences affected Belubula regulated river (general security) access licenses
Date restriction started 1 October 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Murray below Mulwala Water Source

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Tuppal Creek) Order 2019
Licences affected Unregulated river access licence
Date restriction started 1 September 2019
Date restriction ends 1 May 2020
Status Current

Murray below Mulwala Water Source

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Thule Creek) Order 2019
Licences affected Unregulated river access licence
Date restriction started 16 September 2019
Date restriction ends 1 May 2020
Status Current

Lower Darling Regulated River Water Source

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Lower Darling Regulated River Water Source) Amendment Order 2019
Licences affected Regulated river (general security) access licences
Date restriction started 4 December 2018
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current  – amended 1 July 2019

Upper Namoi and Lower Namoi Regulated River Water Sources

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Upper Namoi and Lower Namoi Regulated River Water Sources) Order 2019
Licences affected Upper Namoi and Lower Namoi regulated river (general security) access licences
Date restriction started 1 July 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

NSW Border Rivers Regulated River Water Source

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (NSW Border Rivers ) Order 2019
Licences affected NSW Border Rivers regulated river (general security) access licences (Class A and Class B)
Date restriction started 1 July 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Lachlan Regulated River Water Source

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Lachlan Regulated River Water Source) Order 2019
Licences affected Lachlan regulated river (general security) access licences
Date restriction started 1 July 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Macquarie Regulated River Water Source

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Macquarie Regulated River) Order 2019
Licences affected Macquarie regulated river (general security) access licences
Date restriction started 1 July 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2020
Status Current

Barwon-Darling Unregulated River Water Source

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Barwon-Darling Unregulated River Water Source) Order 2019
Licences affected Unregulated river A, B and C Class access licences from Mungindi to Menindee
Date restriction started 15 April 2019 (amended 8 May 2019)
Date restriction ends 30 August 2019
Status Expired

Botany Sands Groundwater Source

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Botany Sands Groundwater Source) Order 2018
Licences affected Applies to parts of Botany Sands Groundwater Source as shown in map as area 1 and area 2
Date restriction started 23 February 2018
Date restriction ends 30 June 2024
Status Current

Namoi and Macquarie Water Sources

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Namoi and Macquarie Water Sources) Order 2019
Licences affected Lower Namoi regulated river (general security) access licences
Lower Namoi unregulated river access licences
Macquarie (lower) unregulated river access licences
Date restriction started 31 March 2019
Date restriction ends 30 June 2019
Status Repealed 6 May 2019

Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers Water Sources

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers Water Sources) Order (No 2) 2018
Licences affected Macquarie regulated river (general security) access licences
Date restriction started 11 September 2018
Date restriction ends 30 June 2019
Status Expired

Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers Water Sources

Temporary restriction notice Temporary Water Restriction (Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers Water Sources) Order 2018
Licences affected Macquarie regulated river (general security) access licences
Date restriction started 31 August 2018
Date restriction ends 30 June 2019
Status Expired