Market price information for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements

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 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 2011 - June 2014

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - June quarter 2014 (PDF - 622.39 KB) | (DOCX - 774.15 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report June quarter 2014 (PDF - 79.54 KB) | (DOCX - 54.82 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - March quarter 2014 (PDF - 571.75 KB) | (DOCX - 827.75 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report March quarter 2014 (PDF - 101.88 KB) | (DOCX - 56.17 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - December quarter 2013 (PDF - 587.43 KB) | (DOCX - 826.64 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report December quarter 2013 (PDF - 40.27 KB) | (DOCX - 58.95 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - September quarter 2013 (PDF - 662.17 KB) | (DOCX - 830.82 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report September quarter 2013 (PDF - 39.17 KB) | (DOCX - 56 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - June quarter 2013 (PDF - 813.97 KB) | (DOCX - 769.43 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report June quarter 2013 (PDF - 104.13 KB) | (DOCX - 55.46 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - March quarter 2013 (PDF - 749.5 KB) | (DOCX - 1.04 MB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report March quarter 2013 (PDF - 102.97 KB) | (DOCX - 56.28 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - December quarter 2012 (PDF - 673.75 KB) | (DOCX - 725.76 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report December quarter 2012 (PDF - 100.04 KB) | (DOCX - 54.14 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - September quarter 2012 (PDF - 1.05 MB) | (DOCX - 196.19 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report September quarter 2012 (PDF - 98.6 KB) | (DOCX - 53.94 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - June quarter 2012 (PDF - 356.77 KB) | (DOCX - 379.91 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report June quarter 2012 (PDF - 82.94 KB) | (DOCX - 53.44 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - March quarter 2012 (PDF - 337.63 KB) | (DOCX - 359.4 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report March quarter 2012 (PDF - 92.46 KB) | (RTF - 2.24 MB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - December quarter 2011 (PDF - 372.46 KB) | (DOCX - 352.55 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report December quarter 2011 (PDF - 97.2 KB) | (RTF - 2.23 MB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - September quarter 2011 (PDF - 219.46 KB) | (DOCX - 364.08 KB)

Market Price for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements - Summary report September quarter 2011 (PDF - 91.83 KB) | (RTF - 2.23 MB)

Prices for the period September 2008 - June 2011 are available on the Market prices archive page.