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The Department of the Environment is responsible for the National Water Market System (NWMS) website.

The National Water Market System website is presented by the Commonwealth for the purpose of disseminating information free of charge for the benefit of the public.

The Commonwealth monitors the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly.

However, the Commonwealth does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the use of or reliance on any material contained on this web site or on any linked site.

In particular and without limit to the generality of the above:

  1. the Commonwealth does not guarantee that access to or the supply of, any material or other feature on this web site will be continuous, uninterrupted or free from error
  2. information provided in publications of the Australian Government is considered to be true and correct at the time of publication. Changes in the circumstances after time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information and the Commonwealth gives no assurance as to the accuracy of any information or advice contained.

The Commonwealth recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this web site and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the web site for their purposes.

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

The material on this web site may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commonwealth, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

Security of the NWMS web site

The NWMS has a number of controls in place to protect its website from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

The Commonwealth accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this web site or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

Proprietary product disclaimer

References to various organisations, including commercial organisations and/or particular products on this website are included for the information of the reader only and should not in any way be construed as an endorsement of any organisation or product by the Commonwealth. Conversely, the fact that a particular organisation or product is not mentioned should not be taken as any indication of the Commonwealth's opinion of that organisation or product.

Links to external websites

This website contains links to other websites that are external to the NWMS. The NWMS takes reasonable care in linking websites but has no direct control over the content of the linked web sites, the changes that may occur to the content on those web sites, or the security arrangements applying to those websites. It is the responsibility of users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and completeness of information contained on linked external websites.

Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those web sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those web sites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

Linking to the National Water Market System website

Linking to any material on this website is permitted, provided that the link is not done in a manner that might mislead or deceive any person, and providing that the links are made at your full expense and responsibility. You must not:

  • imply that the Australian Government endorses the website or product
  • use National Water Market System website content solely for commercial practices
  • alter any of the website's contents
  • change the content of the material technically (e.g. the material is presented in a frame and users are unable to determine the location of the original material)
  • contravene government policy
  • provide a link to the National Water Market System website from a site that is not in the public interest.

The National Water Market System Website Manager may withdraw permission at anytime.

Contact us

We make every reasonable effort to maintain links to current and accurate information. Please Contact us to report any broken links.