Conditional waterway rules

A number of Victorian waterways have conditional rules that apply under certain circumstances. These conditional rules are to address safety risks and often significantly change what activities can be performed on the waterway.

The conditional rules for waterways are described in detail in the Guide to Vessel Operating and Zoning Rules for Victorian waters.

AHD refers to the Australian Height Datum.

Water Level - Lake Boga

Refer to Schedule 074
Water Level GM Water
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 67.5m
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 67.5m 5 knots all waters

Water Level - Cairn Curran

Refer to Schedule 052
Water Level GM Water
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 200.0 m AHD (27%)
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 13% and Less than 27%
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 13% 5 knots all waters

Water Level - Lake Eppalock

Refer Schedule 049
Water Level GM Water
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 180.0m
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 180.0m (5 knots all waters)

Water Level – Hazelwood

Refer to Schedule 110
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 200mm below spillway
Vessel Operating Rules 200mm or more below spillway (5 knots all waters)

Water Level – Laanecoorie

Refer to Schedule 065
Water Level GM Water
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than (31.5%) 158.4 m AHD
Vessel Operating Rules Less than (31.5%) 158.4 m AHD (Speed restrictions apply)

Water Level - Lake Glenmaggie

Refer to Schedule 111
Water Level Southern Rural Water
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 25% (5 knots all waters)
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 25% and Less than 44% (5 knots some sections)
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 44%

Water Level - Lake Hume

Refer to Schedule 095
Water Level GM Water
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 11%, 171.2m AHD
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 11%, 171.19m AHD (Speed restrictions apply)

Water Level - Lake Nagambie

Refer to Schedule 091
Water Level GM Water
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 123.9m (5 knots all waters)
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 123.9m

Water Level - Lake Narracan

Refer to Schedule 130
Water Level Southern Rural Water
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 55%, 46.50 AHD
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 54.99%, 45.499 AHD (5 knots all waters)

Water Level - Melton Reservoir

Refer to Schedule 150
Water Level Southern Rural Water
Vessel Operating Rules Less than (15%)74 AHD (5 knots all waters)
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than (15%) 74 AHD & Less than (20%) 75.0m AHD (Speed restrictions apply)
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than (20%) 75.0m AHD

Water Level - Pykes Creek

Refer to Schedule 041
Water Level Southern Rural Water
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 385.5m AHD
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 385.5m AHD (5 knots all waters)

Water Level - Waranga Basin

Refer to Schedule 085
Water Level GM Water
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 114.38 m AHD
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 114.38 m AHD (5 knots all waters)

Water Level - Lake Lonsdale

Refer to Schedule 071
Water Level GM Water
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 1.499m
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 1.499m (5 knots all waters)

Water Level - Lake Wendouree

Refer to Schedule 042
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 450.4m AHD
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 450.4m AHD (Powered vessels prohibited)

Water Level - Gunbower Creek

Refer to Schedule 073
Vessel Operating Rules 15 May to 15 August (5 knots all waters)

Water Level - Lake Charlegrark

Refer to Schedule 145
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 1.8m AHD
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 1.8m AHD (5 knots all waters)

Water Level - Lake Wartook

Refer to Schedule 047
Vessel Operating Rules Water release of 500 mega litres or less
Vessel Operating Rules Water release of 500 mega litres or more (Vessels Prohibited)

Water Level - Lake Fyans

Refer to Schedule 71
Vessel Operating Rules Greater than 1.5m AHD
Vessel Operating Rules Less than 1.5m AHD (5 knots all waters)