Waterway diversions

Under the Water Act 1989, we are responsible for managing the taking of surface water from rivers, creeks and dams in the Yarra River, Lower Maribyrnong River and Western tributary catchments. This water is used for a variety of agricultural, industrial, commercial and domestic purposes.

Unregulated diversions water outlook for Melbourne 2016 

We work closely with water users to develop sustainable plans that balance the needs of all users and the environment. We also monitor dam safety requirements.

Restriction and ban status

Current information on restrictions and bans within each catchment.

Stream flow management

Download stream flow management plans and reports, local management rules and our Drought Response Plan.

Pricing, forms and guidelines

View our prices and customer charter, download our forms, guidelines and Stream News newsletter.

Water compliance project

Helping rural water users understand their rights and obligations to ensure compliance with the regulations.
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