Winter sprinkler switch-off

The winter sprinkler switch-off is a permanent water-efficiency measure starting each year on 1 June and ending on 31 August.

Who does the switch-off apply to?

The switch-off applies to the Perth/Mandurah area and South West (Area 4), including Albany. it applies to both domestic garden bores and scheme water users.

It 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.

Active sporting locations, such as schools and local government ovals, are permitted to irrigate during winter because of their frequent use, safety considerations and amenity planting.

New lawns and gardens registration

If you are establishing a new lawn or garden, you must register to enable sprinkler use between 9am and 6pm and during the winter switch-off period.


Winter sprinkler switch-off areas

Map of Perth, Mandurah and South West water areas

Perth and Mandurah

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(Area 3)
  • City of Armadale
  • City of Bayswater
  • City of Belmont
  • City of Canning
  • City of Cockburn
  • City of Fremantle
  • City of Gosnells
  • City of Joondalup
  • City of Mandurah
  • City of Melville
  • City of Nedlands
  • City of Perth
  • City of Rockingham
  • City of South Perth
  • City of Stirling
  • City of Subiaco
  • City of Swan
  • City of Wanneroo
  • Shire of Kalamunda
  • Shire of Mundaring
  • Shire of Murray
  • Shire of Peppermint Grove
  • Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale
  • Town of Bassendean
  • Town of Cambridge
  • Town of Claremont
  • Town of Cottesloe
  • Town of East Fremantle
  • Town of Kwinana
  • Town of Mosman Park
  • Town of Victoria Park
  • Town of Vincent

South West

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(Area 4)
  • City of Albany
  • City of Bunbury
  • Shire of Dardanup
  • Shire of Augusta–Margaret River
  • Shire of Boyup Brook
  • Shire of Bridgetown–Greenbushes
  • Shire of Busselton
  • Shire of Capel
  • Shire of Collie
  • Shire of Cranbrook
  • Shire of Denmark
  • Shire of Donnybrook–Balingup
  • Shire of Harvey
  • Shire of Manjimup
  • Shire of Nannup
  • Shire of Plantagenet
  • Shire of Waroona
Page reviewed 30 October 2020