Water market information

Water markets in Australia have an estimated turnover of $1–7 billion annually. Like any market, water markets rely on good quality information to operate effectively and efficiently. Water agencies in each State and Territory, as well as large rural water utilities, give water trade information to the Bureau of Meteorology which is made publicly available. The Bureau converts the data into a standardised form for easy comparison across different regions and provides an annual report.

The data covers:

  • water access rights
  • trades or leases of water access entitlements and irrigation rights
  • water allocation announcements and trades.

About water markets

General information about water markets including frequently asked questions

Water markets dashboard

Interactive portal for viewing and comparing water entitlement and allocation trade information

Australian water markets

Annual review and analysis
of water trading activity in Australia

Other products

The Bureau presents water market information in:

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