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Boosting southern Victoria’s food, fibre and regional productivity through outstanding rural water management.


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(Click on the links below to visit the allocation page)
  • High Reliability 100%
  • Low Reliability 0%
  • High Reliability 45%
  • Low Reliability 0%
  • Carryover (equivalent to HRWS) 70%
  • 100%

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

Strong interest in water at MID auction

Macalister Irrigation District farmers emerged smiling from Southern Rural Water’s permanent water share auction on Wednesday 28 February, the majority of them as winning bidders. A total of 110ML of bundled high and low reliability water shares were sold for $1850...

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Boost for MID after rains

Heavy rain at the weekend has provided a boost to Macalister Irrigation District farmers, with a controlled spill from Lake Glenmaggie triggering spill entitlement for all customers. Usage ordered and metered prior to today will now become spill entitlement, over and...

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