Current Water Ownership

Please note that the information published in these tables will vary from the information published on the Victorian Water Register website as it includes:

  • Preliminary environmental water holder use and return flow volumes
  • Volumes of operational use by Goulburn-Murray Water private water share holders

Goulburn System Current Water Ownership

Last updated: 18 August 2017

  Owner Type
Private Environment Water Corporations
In / Credit      
Carryover 542 GL 124 GL 58 GL
New allocations 327 GL 159 GL 53 GL
Trade in 97 GL 70 GL 5 GL
Returned from spillable accounts 29 GL 0 GL 7 GL
Out / Debit      
Spilled 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Transferred into spillable accounts 29 GL 0 GL 7 GL
Trade out 122 GL 70 GL 11 GL
Used 0 GL 112 GL 0 GL
Currently available in allocation accounts 844 GL 172 GL 105 GL
Volume remaining in spillable accounts 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL

This shows all water available to use or trade in allocation accounts recorded in the Victorian Water Register. It does not include other water in the system like minimum flows.


Some water is also reserved in the Goulburn system to cover the 30 GL water quality reserve, for savings to be allocated from modernisation, and for supplies to lower Broken Creek irrigators.

Murray System Current Water Ownership

Last updated: 18 August 2017

  Owner Type
Private Environment Water Corporations
In / Credit      
Net carryover 321 GL 185 GL 28 GL
New allocations 630 GL 289 GL 53 GL
Trade in 108 GL 43 GL 0 GL
Returned from spillable accounts 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Return flows* 0 GL 12 GL 0 GL
Out / Debit      
Spilled 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Transferred into spillable accounts 37 GL 44 GL 2 GL
Trade out 81 GL 43 GL 0 GL
Used 10 GL 32 GL 1 GL
Currently available in allocation accounts 932 GL 411 GL 77 GL
Volume remaining in spillable accounts 37 GL 44 GL 2 GL

This shows all water available to use or trade in allocation accounts recorded in the Victorian Water Register. It does not include other water in the system like minimum flows.

* Return flows are a mechanism to account for water used in-stream in the Goulburn and other tributaries that is then passed into the Murray to increase river flows.