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 72.3346.928-Apr-2017
Cockatoo and Shepherd Creek Low Risk Available 34.030.628-Apr-2017
Darebin Creek High Risk Available 137.2219.528-Apr-2017
Diamond Creek High Risk Available 42.223.628-Apr-2017
Dixons Creek High Risk Banned 1.70.428-Apr-2017
Don River Moderate Risk Available 12.411.628-Apr-2017
Gardiners Creek High Risk Available 74.3712.328-Apr-2017
Hoddles Creek High Risk Available 7.611.428-Apr-2017
Kororoit Creek High Risk Available 59.5190.028-Apr-2017
Little Yarra River High Risk Available 104.388.828-Apr-2017
Maribyrnong River (all year) High Risk Available 136.5114.128-Apr-2017
Maribyrnong River (winter-fill) High Risk Banned 136.5114.128-Apr-2017
McCrae Creek Low Risk Available 20.917.828-Apr-2017
Merri Creek High Risk Available 148.9254.628-Apr-2017
Moonee Ponds Creek High Risk Available 72.3346.928-Apr-2017
Mullum Mullum Creek High Risk Available 22.6142.128-Apr-2017
Olinda Creek (Lower) High Risk Available 58.755.628-Apr-2017
Olinda Creek (Upper) High Risk Available 13.413.228-Apr-2017
Pauls Creek High Risk Banned 2.01.828-Apr-2017
Plenty River High Risk Available 91.740.528-Apr-2017
Steels Creek High Risk Banned 0.10.128-Apr-2017
Stringybark Creek (Lower) High Risk Available 32.527.728-Apr-2017
Stringybark Creek (Upper) High Risk Available 2.64.328-Apr-2017
Wandin Yallock Creek High Risk Available 12.921.028-Apr-2017
Watsons Creek High Risk Available 12.17.828-Apr-2017
Watts River Moderate Risk Available 42.642.228-Apr-2017
Woori Yallock Creek High Risk Available 195.6122.028-Apr-2017
Yarra River Lower High Risk Available 1839.31810.928-Apr-2017
Yarra River Upper High Risk Available 1124.3540.128-Apr-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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