Water restrictions - Stage 4

Use the interactive map to see if there are any restrictions in place in your area and see what practises are in place for those restrictions below. 

Restriction level Configuration Here

Water restrictions

Great Hobart map

Stage 1 water restrictions will apply to the greater Hobart region from 14 December, 2021.

This includes: Greater Hobart, Glenorchy, Brighton, New Norfolk, Kingston, Sorell, Colebrook

For the full map of restrictions click here.

To apply for an exemption please click here.


Stage 2 water restrictions will apply to Whitemark from Saturday 15 January 2022 until Saturday 30 April 2022.

Click stage 2 below to find out how it may affect you.

Read the media release here

To apply for an exemption please click here.


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Residential, public, and commercial gardens

Watering your garden

Not permitted

Manual watering systems 

Not permitted

Automatic watering systems

Not permitted

Handheld watering

Not permitted


Not permitted

Sporting grounds

Watering sporting grounds

Exempt surfaces only

Automatic watering systems

Midnight - 2am. Even days only

Handheld watering

6am - 7am OR 9pm - 10pm, odd days only

Paving, concrete and other hard surfaces

Spot cleaning

Spot cleaning for safety, health, 
animal welfare or emergency reasons
with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle 
or with high pressure cleaning 
equipment is permitted


Using water for dust or pollutant
suppression, or earth compaction by means
of a hose fitted with a flow cut-off device or
a vehicle fitted with sprinklers is permitted

General cleaning

Hosing for general cleaning of hard 
surfaces such as paths, driveways and 
paved areas is not permitted at any time

Washing vehicles

Stage 4

- Windows, mirrors, lights, registration plates or spot removal of corrosive substances may be done at anytime using a bucket or watering can.

- Other parts of vehicles may only be washed for health and safety reasons or other emergencies at commercial car washes at anytime.

Residential or commercial pools & spas

Emptying and refilling pools

Not permitted

Topping up pools & spas

Not permitted