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What does the register do?

The Victorian Water Register provides public information online about water entitlements and their ownership. It tracks the prices and volumes traded on the water market.

Since its introduction in 2007, the register has been an essential part of Victoria’s entitlements framework. It provides a central point of information and gives users the confidence that our water markets are operating as they should.

A record of entitlements lets us produce crucial information. We maintain these records with integrity and proper water accounting.

The register also includes information about Victorian water accounts.

These water accounts track the use of water to its end use and summarise the levels of annual availability of:

  • water
  • rainfall
  • streamflow
  • storage.

How is it used?

Delivery of the register is shared between a range of organisations. They include:

  • the Water and Catchments Group in the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA)
  • the independent Victorian Water Registrar
  • rural water corporations.

The Victorian Water Register is acknowledged as the national leader in reforming the registration and trade of water entitlements.

Page last updated: 18/09/23