Australia is a hot, dry country so we tend to use a lot of water and because it is a precious resource that we need to look after, many state governments have water restrictions.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
During spring, summer and autumn, gardeners in the ACT can use sprinklers between 6pm and 9am on any day and in winter they can water anytime. Find out more at ACTEW.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Gardeners that live in Sydney and some other areas of NSW must follow the Water Wise Rules including using sprinklers only between 4pm and 10am. Find out more at Sydney Water.
The NT doesn’t have any water restrictions at the moment.
Luckily for Queenslanders, they don’t have any water restrictions at the moment.
South Australians can water any time with a hose but can only use sprinklers between 5pm and 10am. Kids are allowed to play under sprinklers any time so long as it is located on grass or a garden bed. Find out more at SA Water.
In Tasmania, restrictions are only put in place if the water levels become low and are advertised here.
In WA you can only water between 6pm and 9am once on your set watering days. Find out your watering days by visiting the Water Corporation. You can not use sprinklers at all in winter.
In Victoria, you can use sprinklers between 6pm and 10am on any day. You can use a hose any time. Find out more at Melbourne Water.