External water market reports

The National Water Commission (NWC) publishes an annual water market report to inform market participants about market structure, trading activity, prices and key policy drivers. These reports are intended to be the definitive, publicly accessible and timely review of annual trade activity, and therefore are a statement of past activity over the course of the entire water year.

Victoria, Queensland and South Australia publish their own water trading data. Click the links below to see water trade data for each state.

The Department of the Environment publishes reports on the average prices of offers pursued from recent Australian Government water entitlement purchasing tenders.

See Department of the Environment’s Average prices of offers pursued from recent tenders  page

To inform the water entitlement purchasing program, the Australian Government commissions quarterly Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlement reports. The reports list 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 reports (from September quarter 2009) also include buyer bid and seller ask prices identified from surveys of water brokers and water trading exchanges in the southern Murray-Darling Basin.

See Department of the Environment’s Market price information for Murray-Darling Basin Water Entitlements  page