Victoria introduced new interim operating and trade rules for Goulburn to Murray trade from 1 July 2021.


The interim operating and trade rules are designed to protect the lower Goulburn River from damage caused by prolonged high flows over summer and autumn while delivering traded water to Murray entitlement holders without adverse impacts.


A plan for delivering water from the Goulburn Inter-Valley Trade (IVT) account to the Murray has been released to support the implementation of the interim operating and trading rules. The plan, fact sheet and FAQs are available on the Victorian Water Register website.


Under the interim trade rules, on 15 December net trade will be capped and deliveries and deferrals of water from the Goulburn IVT account between 15 December 2021 and 30 June 2022 will no longer create trade opportunity. Trade opportunity will continue to be created from back-trade back into the Goulburn. This enables the IVT balance to be brought down to zero to support the following year’s trade opportunity. For more information see the Goulburn to Murray trade review information on the Victorian Water Register website.


The volume delivered and deferred from the Goulburn IVT account is updated in the Victorian Water Register each Wednesday morning. To view the details of the volumes in the Goulburn and other IVT accounts and available trade in each system, see the Victorian Water Register website.