Irrigation Season 2018-2019

We advise rural customers that the 2018/19 season closes 28th June, water used after this time will be allocated to the 2019-2020 Irrigation Season.

All meter reading for the end of the season has been done and we encourage customers to check their final June reading by using your Assessment Page on the LMW WaterNow website, or direct queries to our office 03 5051 0795.

Customers can supply an updated meter reading to the LMW dedicated meter reading message service on 03 5051 0792, please supply your outlet number, assessment number, meter reading & full name.

Read below the statement from the Water Register.

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 5 pm AEST on Friday 28th June 2019 for instant processing.

Friday 14th June 2019 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 has advised that applications must be received by 2 pm Friday 21th June 2019 for South Australia to guarantee to process before the end of the water year. All interstate allocation trades involving Victoria which are submitted online via the Broker Portal or the Broker API will be processed manually from 5 pm AES on Friday 14th June.

Important dates for water share transfer applications

Applications for Water Share transfers must be lodged with your Water Corporation by Friday 14th June 2019to ensure that the Corporation can process the transfer by Friday 28th June. 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 28th June, allow ample time to lodge a recording application with the Water Registrar after getting the initial response from Lower Murray Water.

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.