Current Water Ownership

Last updated: 15 July 2024

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, return flow and trade volumes
  • Volumes of operational use by Goulburn-Murray Water private water share holders
  • 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.

Goulburn System Current Water Ownership

Table of Goulburn system water ownership by Owner Type. There are three ownership types - Private, Environmental or Water Corporation ownership. The water ownership for the In or Credit and Out or Debit sub-categories and the total currently available are recorded for each ownership type. As is the spillable water account balance and volume spilt from spillable water accounts. 
  Private Environment Water Corporations
In / Credit
Carryover 639 GL 305 GL 50 GL
New allocations 550 GL 325 GL 77 GL
Trade in 152 GL 220 GL 0 GL
Returned from spillable water accounts 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Return flows 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Out / Debit
Transferred into spillable water accounts 106 GL 1 GL 20 GL
Spill from special carryover accounts** 0 GL 78 GL 0 GL
Trade out 386 GL 220 GL 1 GL
Used* 0 GL 88 GL 0 GL
 
Total currently available in allocation accounts 848 GL 540 GL 105 GL
Spillable Water Accounts
Volume remaining in spillable water accounts 106 GL 1 GL 20 GL
Volume spilled from spillable water accounts 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL

*The volume of water used excludes water that has been used in other systems by tagged use.

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.

 *Volume of spill from environmental entitlements with special carryover rules. 


Murray System Current Water Ownership

  Private Environment Water Corporations
Table of Murray system water ownership by Owner Type. There are three ownership types - Private, Environmental or Water Corporation ownership. The water ownership for the In or Credit and Out or Debit sub-categories and the total currently available are recorded for each ownership type. As is the spillable water account balance and volume spilt from spillable water accounts. 
In / Credit
Carryover 547 GL 182 GL 30 GL
New allocations 614 GL 329 GL 72 GL
Trade in 165 GL 40 GL 0 GL
Returned from spillable water accounts 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Return flows* 0 GL 0 GL* 0 GL
Out / Debit
Transferred into spillable water accounts 100 GL 5 GL 1 GL
Spill from special carryover accounts** 0 GL

0 GL

0 GL
Trade out* 80 GL 40 GL 0 GL
Used^

0 GL

0 GL 0 GL
 
Total currently available in allocation accounts 1,145 GL 506 GL 102 GL
Spillable Water Accounts
Volume remaining in spillable water accounts 100 GL 5 GL 1 GL
Volume spilled from spillable water accounts 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL

*Return flows and trade is used as a mechanism to account for environmental water deliveries from the Murray, Goulburn and other tributaries to South Australia. Due to long travel times to South Australia there can be delays in the traded volumes corresponding to return flows and used volumes. Because of these delays the environmental trade and recredit volumes are displayed here are estimated figures. 

^The volume of water used includes water that has been used that has been sourced from other systems by tagged use.

**Volume of spill from environmental entitlements with special carryover rules. 


Campaspe System Current Water Ownership

Table of Campaspe system water ownership by owner type. There are three ownership types - Private, Environmental or Water Corporation ownership. The water ownership for the In or Credit and Out or Debit sub-categories and the total currently available are recorded for each ownership type. As is the spillable water account balance and volume spilt from spillable water accounts.
  Private Environment Water Corporations
In / Credit
Carryover 12.5 GL 12.2 GL 6.7 GL
New allocations 14.9 GL 28.4 GL 4.2 GL
Trade in 1.0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Returned from spillable water accounts 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Out / Debit
Transferred into spillable water accounts 13.2 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Spill from special carryover accounts* 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Trade out 2.6 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Used 0 GL 1.4 GL 0 GL
 
Total currently available in allocation accounts 12.6 GL 39.1 GL 10.9 GL
Spillable Water Accounts
Volume remaining in spillable water accounts 13.2 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Volume spilled from spillable water accounts 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL

 *Volume of spill from environmental entitlements with special carryover rules. 


Loddon System Current Water Ownership

Table of Loddon system water ownership by owner type. There are three ownership types - Private, Environmental or Water Corporation ownership. The water ownership for the In or Credit and Out or Debit sub-categories and the total currently available are recorded for each ownership type.
  Private Environment Water Corporations
In / Credit
Carryover 6.5 GL 7.1 GL 1.8 GL
New allocations 11.4 GL 6.8 GL 1.5 GL
Trade in 0.1 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Out / Debit
Spill from special carryover accounts* 0 GL 4.0 GL 0 GL
Trade out 0.7 GL 0 GL 0.GL
Used 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
 
Total currently available in allocation accounts 17.5 GL 13.9 GL 3.3 GL

  *Volume of spill from environmental entitlements with special carryover rules. 


Broken System Current Water Ownership

Table of Broken system water ownership by owner type. There are three ownership types - Private, Environmental or Water Corporation ownership. The water ownership for the In or Credit and Out or Debit sub-categories and the total currently available are recorded for each ownership type.
  Private Environment Water Corporations
In / Credit
Carryover 6.5 GL 0 GL 0.2 GL
New allocations 1.3 GL 0.0 GL 0.1 GL
Trade in 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Out / Debit
Trade out 1.4 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Used 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
 
Total currently available in allocation accounts 6.5 GL 0.1 GL 0.3 GL

 


Bullarook System Current Water Ownership

Table of Bullarook system water ownership by owner type. There are three ownership types - Private, Environmental or Water Corporation ownership. The water ownership for the In or Credit and Out or Debit sub-categories and the total currently available are recorded for each ownership type.
  Private Environment Water Corporations
In / Credit
Carryover 0.5 GL 0.1 GL 0.2 GL
New allocations 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Trade in 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Out / Debit
Spill from special carryover accounts* 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Trade out 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Used 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
 
Total currently available in allocation accounts 0.5 GL 0.1 GL 0.2 GL

 *Volume of spill from environmental entitlements with special carryover rules. 


Ovens System Current Water Ownership

Table of Ovens system water ownership by owner type. There are three ownership types - Private, Environmental or Water Corporation ownership. The water ownership for the In or Credit and Out or Debit sub-categories and the total currently available are recorded for each ownership type.
  Private Environment Water Corporations
In / Credit
New allocations 25.9 GL 0.1 GL 7.9 GL
Trade in 0.0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Out / Debit
Trade out 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
Used 0 GL 0 GL 0 GL
 
Total currently available in allocation accounts 25.9 GL 0.1 GL 7.9 GL