Everything we all love about Melbourne, from the lush Royal Botanical Gardens to our world-famous coffee, relies on a healthy, dependable water supply. But as our population grows and our environment changes, water is becoming increasingly scarce.
Melbourne, let's make every drop count
Rainfall last month (mm)
200% more than October 2019
Melbourne's water storage level
11.9% more than October 2019
Current water use rules
These were introduced in 2011 and are always in place to help manage our water efficiency. These rules let you know how you can use water around your home, garden and business.
South East Water Education
Our education site is jam-packed with exciting resources for parents, teachers and students to learn about, understand and appreciate our valuable natural resource - water.