Saving water is everyone's responsibility. To help visitors save water, traveller accommodation* providers are required to clearly display information about water conservation measures.

"Traveller accommodation" means accommodation provided for use by members of the travelling public as part of a commercial transaction. Without limit, examples of traveller accommodation include hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, hostels, backpackers, caravan parks farm stays, serviced apartments, boarding houses, guest houses and short stay dwellings.

Requirements under Service Provider Restrictions on Non-Residential Water Use

Information must be displayed in every bathroom within an accommodation unit on the premises and in every shared bathing facility or ablution block on the premises.

The information supplied should indicate how visitors can assist with water conservation and encourage them to do such things as:

  • Spend less than 4 minutes in the shower
  • Turn off the tap while brushing their teeth and shaving
  • Hang towels to minimise laundry

Operators can choose to include additional information about energy used, such as turning off lights and electrical appliances to save water used in power generation

This information could also be provided to guests upon check in and displayed in accommodation foyers and room compendiums.

This requirement provides an opportunity for operators to promote other water efficiency measures being undertaken on the premises.

Related links

For more information on how to manage your business' water usage please visit the following website:

Your industry association may also be able to assist with further information.