Archive - Market price information for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements September 2008 - June 2011
MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT CHANGES
On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.
This website will be updated to reflect these changes.
The price reports below are provided to assist irrigators and interested parties to identify the prices that are being paid for various water entitlements across the Murray-Darling Basin. The reports have been compiled by independent consultants.
The reports include the volume weighted average prices for water entitlement transfers in the Murray-Darling Basin, drawing on information from the state water registers of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia and from Murray Irrigation Limited's water exchange.
The prices on water registers are for transfers approved by relevant authorities, which may be several months after contracts have been exchanged or the water sale agreement was first struck. Consequently, the prices reported on water registers may not be truly representative of current prevailing market prices.
In order to gauge current prevailing market prices, the reports (from September quarter 2009) also include buyer bid and seller ask prices identified from surveys of water brokers and water trading exchanges in the southern Murray-Darling Basin.
The views and opinions expressed in the reports do not necessarily reflect those of the Commonwealth Government. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the contents of the reports are factually correct, the Commonwealth Government does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the reports, and shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the reports. Readers should exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of the material published in this reports and should carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material for their purposes.
Download Market prices - September 2008 – June 2011
Latest market prices are located on the main Market price information page