Severe restrictions for Greater Sydney will be in place from 10 December

Water restrictions limit how and when we use drinking water outdoors and help reduce demand when we’re not getting enough rain. With the drought getting worse, severe water restrictions will be in place from 10 December.

Level 2 water restrictions apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra. This includes both residents and businesses.

For more information about the restrictions and for water-saving tips, visit