Rosters and Restrictions

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) monitors flow in unregulated streams and implements rosters and restrictions when flow decreases below minimum volumes. 

The Rosters and Restrictions webpage provides a place for unregulated customers to review the status of their stream at any time.

Select a region or catchment, select a stream and view any current restrictions on unregulated water access.

Stream minimum flow requirements are detailed in Unregulated streams Local Management Rules where a streamflow management plan is in place. 

Streams that do not have a specific Local Management Rule have a minimum threshold of three megalitres per day applied. For more information about specific streams, please contact your local Diversion Inspector on 1800 013 357.

There are five stages of restriction. These range from Stage 1 (10% of entitlement over a 10 day period) to Stage 5 (Only domestic and stock extraction permitted). 

Restriction Type Access
No Restriction Unrestricted (other than Winter Fill Conditions)
Stage 1 Roster 10% of entitlement every 10 days
Stage 2 Roster 7.5% of entitlement every 10 days
Stage 3 Roster 5% of entitlement every 10 days
Stage 4 Roster 2.5% of entitlement every 10 days
Stage 5 Suspension Irrigation & Commercial Extraction Prohibited
(Domestic & Stock allowed)


Where a customer operates an on-stream storage, extraction from the storage for irrigation is not affected; however harvesting of flow to refill the storage will be subject to any current restriction.

Customers are required by their licences to take water in accordance with any rosters and restrictions on their stream.  It is an offence to take and use water at a level exceeding any roster or restriction. 

Please see below for the restriction status of unregulated streams in the GMW area.

Select options above to display diversions rosters.