The Victorian Annual Water Trading Report provides data from the Victorian Water Register on trade and comments on trends in trades of allocation, water shares and take and use licences.

In 2013/14, with slightly less allocation available, trade in Victoria was marked by a slight decrease in the volume of allocation trade but at higher prices. There was a reduction in recorded water share transfers coupled with a decrease in the price of high reliability water shares.

 Copies of the Victorian Annual Water Trading Report for each year since 2007 are available below.

The report Water Trading in Northern Victoria 1991/92 – 2005/06 (DSE 2008) draws together data to describe activity in Victoria’s water market over a 15-year period since trade was enabled.


The Value of Water: a guide to water trading in Victoria was published in 2001. It explains how water trading developed since its origins, the benefits and hazards, the influences and participants, and the reasons behind various rules. It covers special situations like trade between States.