Restriction and ban status

Please note – until further notice, there may be delays in the updates of restriction and ban statuses.

If you require urgent waterway diversions or ban information, please contact Tim Donovan - 0439 656 268

Restriction and ban status

When river levels are low, waterway diverters may be restricted or banned from taking water in order to protect the environment.

Details on the specific flow levels that trigger restrictions and bans are in our Drought Response Plan.

You must check if your waterway has bans or restrictions before taking any water.

Further information

Learn how we manage rivers to balance the needs of diverters and the environment:

Further information on irrigation is also available from Agriculture Victoria: