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Rosters and Restrictions

When river, creek and groundwater levels drop, Southern Rural Water often has to introduce rosters, restrictions or bans to ensure a fair distribution of available water to all licence holders.

See below for details of current local management rules and roster hotlines:

Gippsland River System Area and Hotlines


Incorporating river systems: Avon River – Section 1, Avon River – Section 2, 3A and 3B, Valencia Creek
Roster hotline: 1300 654 043


Incorporating river systems: Latrobe River – Lower, Latrobe – Upper, Moe River, Morwell River, Narracan Creek, Traralgon Creek
Roster hotline: 1300 654 062


Incorporating river systems: Dargo River, Mitchell River, Wonnangatta River
Roster hotline: 1300 723 294


Incorporating river systems: Tambo River – Lower, Tambo River – Upper
Roster hotline: 1300 723 294


Incorporating river systems: Buchan River, Snowy River
Roster hotline: 1300 723 294

East Gippsland

Incorporating river systems: Cann River
Roster hotline: 1300 723 294

South Gippsland

Incorporating river systems: Agnes River, Albert/Jack River, Bruthen River, Franklin River, Merrimans Creek, Tarra River, Tarwin River
Roster hotline: NA

South West Victoria River System Area and Hotlines


Incorporating river systems: Barwon River – Zone A, Barwon River – Zone B, Barwon River – Zone C, Leigh River/Yaroween River Roster hotline: 1300 656 020


Incorporating river systems: Glenelg River, Wannon River, Grange Burn River, Crawford River Roster hotline: NA


Incorporating river systems: Hopkins River
Roster hotline: 1300 365 607

Mount Emu Creek

Incorporating river systems: Mount Emu Creek, Brucknell (Cudgee) Creek, Merri River Zone 1, Merri River Zone 2
Roster hotline: 1300 365 607


Incorporating river systems: Moorabool River – Above Bungal, Moorabool River – Below Bungal
Roster hotline: 1300 656 020


Incorporating river systems: Curdies Riverm Gellibrand River
Roster hotline: NA


Incorporating river systems: Moyne River, Eumeralla River, Surry River, Fitzroy River, Darlots Creek
Roster hotline: NA

Westernport and Port Phillip River System Area

Note that some rivers in this region are controlled by Melbourne Water.


Incorporating river systems: Bunyip/Tarago River, Lang Lang River, Dandenong Creek, Yakkock Creek


Incorporating river systems: Jacksons Creek, Deep Creek, Riddells Creek, Barringo Creek, Bolinda Creek, Turitable Creek, Willimigongon Creek, Emu Creek, Monument Creek, Number 3 Creek, Konagaderra Creek, 5 Mile Creek, Main Creek


Incorporating river systems: Upper Werribee River, Lerderderg River