Victorian Murray River catchment - Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program

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Vic Murray catchment

Victorian Murray River catchment

State: Victoria

Water purchased from the Victorian Murray River catchment can be used to benefit environmental assets in this catchment and downstream.

 Major irrigation areas

  1. Mildura Irrigation Area
  2. Robinvale Irrigation Area
  3. Torrumbarry Irrigation Area
  4. Murray Valley Irrigation Area

High value environmental assets icon Examples of high value environmental assets

  1. Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes - Ramsar site/ Hattah Lakes - Living Murray Icon Site
  2. Gunbower Forest - Ramsar site/ Gunbower-Koondrook-Perricoota Forest - Living Murray Icon Site
  3. Barmah Forest - Ramsar site/ Barmah-Millewa Forest - Living Murray Icon Site
  4. River Murray Channel - Living Murray Icon Site

Australian Government water purchases in the Victorian Murray River catchment

Catchment Entitlement Type Secured Purchases (ML) Secured Entitlement Purchases - Long Term Average Annual Yield (ML) Other Purchases - Long Term Average Annual Yield (ML) (3) Average price paid per trade ($/ML)(2)
Vic Murray Above Choke - High reliability 57,600 54,720 15,790 1,931
Above Choke - Low reliability 5,593 1,342 2,354 196
Below Choke - High reliability 171,078 162,524 28,936 2,067
Below Choke - Low reliability 5,451 1,308 3,947 202

Refer to caveats on the 'Purchases Secured under the Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program' table on the 'Progress of water recovery under the Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin program' page.

Where to obtain information on market prices

Information on market prices in Victoria can be found on the Victorian Water Register.

Private water auction houses or brokers can also provide information on historical entitlement trades.

CSIRO Sustainable Yields Report