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Information regarding expired or repealed temporary water restrictions in 2019/20 is also available.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
Murray Unregulated River Water Sources – Murray below Mulwala Water Source (Thule and Tuppal creeks)
Extraction by unregulated river access licences holders to protect environmental water.
Current
Murray Unregulated River Water Sources - Murray below Mulwala Water Source (Buccaneit and Cunninyeuk creeks)
Extraction by unregulated river access licences holders to protect environmental water.
Current
Mortons Creek Water Source
General cease to pump restrictions for surface water – licence holders to record water take in a logbook for the duration of this Order.
Current
Upper Lachlan Alluvial (Groundwater) Management Zone 1
Restrict aquifer access licences to 30% of entitlement
Current
Botany Sands Groundwater Source
Taking of groundwater from two areas within the water source prohibited.
Current