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.

CatchmentCurrent StatusAccessFlow (ML/d)7 Day Rolling Average (ML/d)Last Updated
Arundel Creek High Risk Available 8.35.321-Feb-2017
Cockatoo and Shepherd Creek Low Risk Available 122.235.321-Feb-2017
Darebin Creek High Risk Available 6.26.821-Feb-2017
Diamond Creek High Risk Banned 1.81.321-Feb-2017
Dixons Creek High Risk Banned 0.20.121-Feb-2017
Don River Moderate Risk Available 12.99.621-Feb-2017
Gardiners Creek High Risk Available 14.351.821-Feb-2017
Hoddles Creek High Risk Available 16.85.821-Feb-2017
Kororoit Creek High Risk Available 4.75.421-Feb-2017
Little Yarra River High Risk Available 200.168.621-Feb-2017
Maribyrnong River (all year) High Risk Available 18.324.221-Feb-2017
Maribyrnong River (winter-fill) High Risk Banned 18.324.221-Feb-2017
McCrae Creek Low Risk Available 30.712.921-Feb-2017
Merri Creek High Risk Available 7.47.421-Feb-2017
Moonee Ponds Creek High Risk Available 8.35.321-Feb-2017
Mullum Mullum Creek High Risk Available 5.14.621-Feb-2017
Olinda Creek (Lower) High Risk Available 22.212.321-Feb-2017
Olinda Creek (Upper) High Risk Available 17.810.221-Feb-2017
Pauls Creek High Risk Banned 0.00.021-Feb-2017
Plenty River High Risk Available 1.71.621-Feb-2017
Steels Creek High Risk Banned 0.00.021-Feb-2017
Stringybark Creek (Lower) High Risk Available 10.13.521-Feb-2017
Stringybark Creek (Upper) High Risk Available 3.72.321-Feb-2017
Wandin Yallock Creek High Risk Available 6.24.021-Feb-2017
Watsons Creek High Risk Available 1.61.421-Feb-2017
Watts River Moderate Risk Available 19.812.621-Feb-2017
Woori Yallock Creek High Risk Available 254.981.821-Feb-2017
Yarra River Lower High Risk Level 1 461.2495.621-Feb-2017
Yarra River Upper High Risk Level 1 320.6319.921-Feb-2017

Further information

You can find out more about our role managing rivers to balance the needs of diverters and the environment:

Further information on irrigation is also available from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP):

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