The Victorian Water Trading Annual Report for 2017-18 is now available.

This report summarises all water trades recorded in the Victorian Water Register for the 2017-18 year.  It presents information about the number, volume, price and location of trades for water shares, allocation, and groundwater and surface water take and use licences.

The total volume of allocation traded in 2017-18 exceeded that of 2016-17 which was the previous highest annual volume on record. Market prices for water allocation increased during the year, while water share prices increased reaching record highs in northern Victoria.

This year’s report contains some new information, including a case study on the net trade into zone 7 Victorian Murray – Barmah to South Australia over recent years and where the water has come from.

This is the eleventh year that this report has been published. Copies of reports from previous years are available here.