How are my watering days determined?

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.

Perth and Mandurah watering days

Last digit of street or lot number  Scheme users
2 day roster 
Bore owners
additional day
  
1 Wednesday & Saturday Monday 
2 Sunday & Thursday Tuesday
3 Monday & Friday Wednesday
4 Tuesday & Saturday Thursday
5 Sunday & Wednesday Friday
6 Monday & Thursday Saturday
7 Tuesday & Friday Sunday
8 Wednesday & Saturday Monday
9 Sunday & Thursday Tuesday
0 Monday & Friday Wednesday

Scheme water users

Scheme water users in Perth, Mandurah and towns south of (and including) Kalbarri and Kalgoorlie can use their sprinklers either before 9am or after 6pm, two days per week based on the last digit of your street number. Where there is no street number, the lot number is to be used. If you live in a villa or apartment, the street number of the building should be used. 

Towns north of (and excluding) Kalbarri and Kalgoorlie can use sprinklers every alternate day either before 9am or after 6pm, based on the last digit of your house number. Where there is no house number, the lot number is to be used. 

Bore water users

Garden bore users in Perth and Mandurah can continue to use their garden bore either before 9am or after 6pm, three days per week based on the last digit of your street number. Where there is no street number, the lot number is to be used.

Garden bore users in the rest of the State can use their bore before 9am or after 6pm.

The Department of Water administers a licensing system for other bore users (including local government, schools, sporting grounds and industry). Licences issued by the Department of Water specify the terms and conditions of using groundwater for uses other than garden bores.