The Victorian Water Register will be closed while we complete the end of year accounting to roll over from the 2019-20 water year to 2020-21.

On-line services will be suspended from 5pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Tuesday 30 June 2020 until 12 noon AEST on Thursday 2 July 2020.

The following on-line services will not be available during this time:

  • Broker Portal
  • 'My Water' access and online allocation trading and bore construction licence applications
  • Copy of Record purchases

The following reports will also not be available:

  • Trade opportunities and limits reports (including 'Where can I trade?' report)
  • Unused water report
  • Available water by owner type

To reiterate, all services will be available once again at 12:00 noon AEST on Thursday 2 July 2020.

Important dates for allocation trade applications

If you are trading Allocation before the end of the financial year, please be aware of the following important dates:

  • Online applications to trade allocation within Victoria, including applications made via the Broker Portal or API, may be submitted until 5pm AEST on Tuesday 30 June 2020 for instant processing.
  • Tuesday 23 June 2020 is the last day to submit paper-based allocation trade applications to your water corporation to be sure of having the application processed.
  • Interstate trade applications require the approval of both states. South Australia have advised that if your water application form is lodged after 2pm on 19 June 2020 there is no guarantee that the application will be determined in the 2019-2020 year.
  • All interstate allocation trades involving Victoria which are submitted online via the Broker Portal or the Broker API will be processed manually from 5pm AEST on Tuesday 23 June 2020.

Important dates for water share transfer applications

  • Applications for Water Share transfers must be lodged with the Water Corporation by Tuesday 16 June 2020 to ensure that the Water Corporation can process the transfer by 30 June 2020. However, please keep in mind that processing by the Water Corporation is only the first stage of the water share transfer transaction. To complete the entire water share transfer transaction by 30 June, allow ample time to lodge a recording application with the Water Registrar after getting the initial response from the Water Corporation.
  • The Water Registrar aims to record all water share transfers that are submitted in recordable form as-soon-as-possible. You are reminded that when a water share transfer is recorded, the seller's allocation account will no longer be linked to that water share. Unused water allocation can only be carried over to the next financial year if the allocation account is linked to an appropriate water share.