You can 'divert', or take, water from the Yarra River, Lower Maribyrnong River and Western tributary areas for commercial and irrigation uses. Find out how we monitor and supply water diversion licences, and provide information about restrictions and bans to protect the environment when river levels are low.
Restriction and ban statusWhen river levels are low, waterway diverters may be restricted or banned from taking water in order to protect the environment.
Water use complianceKnow your responsibilities under the conditions of your diversions licence, and our approach to managing compliance.
Stream flow managementFind out how we document the ways in which water will be managed to ensure it is shared fairly between diverters and the environment.
7 December 2022