Watering days

Find out your watering days, no matter the time of year or where you live. Remember to always stick to your roster and only water once (either before 9am or after 6pm) on your allocated days - even if you use a garden bore!

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(Where there is no street number, use the lot number)


If you have a bore plumbed into your garden irrigation system, you will have an additional watering day each week.

Yes, watering days apply to bore water users as well. Most garden bores draw from our precious shallow groundwater resources. These are shared resources that provide water for our natural environment, public open space and other users. So, it’s important we use this resource carefully – sticking to our watering days is just one way we can all do this.

The watering days roster uses your street number, so you don’t need to worry about your personal apartment or villa number.

For example, if you live at Unit 1, 22 Water Street, you should use 22 in the watering days search.

If your property spans multiple street numbers, like 22–24 Water Street, you use the higher of the numbers to find your rostered watering days. So in this instance, you would use 24 in the watering days search.

Customers seen breaching the sprinkler roster can receive $100 fine.

You can report breaches at any time by completing our sprinkler breach form.

Sprinkler rosters were introduced in 2001 and made permanent across WA in 2007 to assist water efficiency measures.

Watering days are determined by the climatic conditions in the region you live in, and whether or not you use scheme or bore water. 

A permanent winter sprinkler ban applies to scheme and bore water users in Perth, Mandurah and some parts of the South West from 1 June–31 August every year. As a result, about 4.5 billion litres of water are saved each year.

Am I included in the winter sprinkler ban?

Temporary water restrictions are short-term measures imposed in times of drought or emergency to reduce demand and conserve water supply for essential needs. Water restrictions specifically target non-essential uses, such as garden irrigation. Water Corporation requests a temporary water restriction be enacted through the Minister for Water so essential needs are met.

Permanent water efficiency measures (PWEMs) are in place to ensure efficient outdoor water use. It includes the sprinkler watering rosters which are ongoing, rather than temporary. The measures were introduced in WA in October 2007 after a trial and extensive consultation. They are established via regulation administered by the Department of Water and enforced by Water Corporation.

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