Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: recreational areas open
In line with Victorian Government regulations, all Barwon Water recreational areas are open for exercise and recreational activities in groups of up to 10 people.
If you are visiting our sites, you must follow the Australian and Victorian Government direction (e.g. no more than ten people in a group, stay 1.5 metres away from each other at all times).
Many of our drinking water reserves are also great locations for sightseeing and recreation. While most of our facilities are closed for operational and safety reasons, we provide access to some reservoirs, for walking, fishing, bird watching, mountain biking, dog walking (on a lead), sightseeing and picnicking.
To maintain the health and water quality of our catchments and reservoirs, water sports, including swimming, boating, canoeing and kayaking are not permitted at any of our sites.
Recreational fishing is allowed within designated sections of certain reservoirs.
Many of our reservoirs support healthy populations of fish. Fishing is permitted within designated sections of:
- West Barwon Reservoir
- Wurdee Boluc Reservoir
- Bostock Reservoir
- Upper Stony Creek Reservoir No. 1
- Painkalac Reservoir
- Bolwarra Weir.
To ensure our catchments remain safe and clean, please observe these simple rules when fishing at our sites:
- No boats.
- Fish from the shore only (no wading).
- No cleaning of fish on site.
- No berleying, ground baiting, or digging for bait.
- Don’t litter. Please use the bins provided or take your rubbish home.
- Recreational fishing licence required. Fisheries officers regularly check our reservoirs for illegal fishing.