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Welcome to SRW

Boosting southern Victoria’s food, fibre and
regional productivity through outstanding
rural water management.
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2016 Rural Water Awards
Have you developed or adapted clever farming ideas that led to better water use outcomes on your property?
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Otway lower aquifers

SRW is developing a Local Management Plan for the deeper aquifers of South West Victoria, known as the “Otway lower aquifers”.

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(Click on the links below to visit the allocation page)
  • High Reliability 100%
  • Low Reliability 0%

  • High Reliability 100%
  • Low Reliability 25%

  • High Reliability 100%
  • Low Reliability 25%

  • 25%

Southern Rural Water covers an area of 88,000 km2, or 37% of the state.

To find out if your property is in Southern Rural Water’s area, visit the water in your region web page.

A seasonal allocation tells irrigators what percentage of their high and low reliability water shares they can use for the season. It reflects how much water is actually available in storage.

Southern Rural Water is responsible for 7 storages in its region, together with a number of smaller regulating structures.

From these storages we harvest and store water for irrigation customers, urban water corporations and the Latrobe Valley Power generators in accordance with the provisions of Bulk Entitlement Orders.

Latest News

The rusty shovel gets bigger and better

Southern Rural Water’s traditional fundraising effort, the Rusty Shovel Golf Day, reached new heights this year in participation and fundraising. Organiser Alex Young said this year’s event, teed off as normal with a rusty shovel, was now in its 27th year and raised... read more

High flows at Lake Glenmaggie

Southern Rural Water is currently managing high flows through Lake Glenmaggie. For more information, visit our floods page. For more information on local river flood warnings visit the Bureau of... read more

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