Current Water Ownership

Goulburn System Current Water Ownership

Last updated: 6 March 2017

  Private Water Share Holders (including Irrigators) Environmental Water Holders Water Corporations
Carried over 221 GL 108 GL 58 GL
Spilled 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
New allocations 731 GL 400 GL 92 GL
Net trade in / out 24 GL -40 GL -72 GL
Used 320 GL 61 GL 10 GL
Currently available in allocation accounts

656 GL

407 GL

68 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: 6 March 2017

  Private Water Share Holders (including Irrigators) Environmental Water Holders Water Corporations
Carried over 296 GL 139 GL 34 GL
Transferred into spillable accounts 175 GL 92 GL 21 GL
Spilled -175 GL -92 GL -21 GL
New allocations 930 GL 438 GL 80 GL
Return flows 0 GL 17 GL 0 GL
Net trade in / out 193 GL -78 GL -17 GL
Used 550 GL 65 GL 20 GL
Currently available in allocation accounts

869 GL

452 GL

77 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.

* 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.