What about businesses - can they use their sprinklers during the Winter Sprinkler Switch-off?

You might be surprised to know that the switch-off also applies to licensed groundwater users including local governments, schools, golf courses, government departments, universities, TAFE campuses, major parks, race grounds and businesses that irrigate areas of non-commercial turf, lawn and gardens.

The exceptions to this are active sporting locations, such as schools and local government ovals, which are permitted to irrigate during winter due to their frequent use, safety considerations and amenity planting.