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.

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 Current

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 Current

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 Current