Target 155

Target 155 is a voluntary water efficiency campaign to encourage Victorian households to use less water and keep water use to 155 litres of water per person per day.

We each have a role to play in using water wisely so we can help secure water supplies and create greener and more liveable communities, now and into the future.

As a city Melbourne has adopted a new water using culture – using 22 per cent less than ten years ago. But as the nation's fastest growing city with Victoria's population predicted to reach 10 million by 2051, and with climate change posing a risk to our water future, we need manage our water more efficiently.

Some simple and easy behaviour changes will help reach our target of 155 litres. Check out our tips on smart water use to help stay on track.

Remember permanent water use rules remain in place, providing common-sense rules to allow us greater flexibly while helping to reduce demand.

Is your household meeting Target 155?



Number of people in household one person two people one person one person one person
Maximum average household water usage if meeting 155 litres 155 310 465 620 775

Is Melbourne meeting Target 155?


Melbourne's daily average water use per person last week