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WaterBid is a online auction service, designed to help people purchase water.

Registering

To register as a new user, click on Register at the top of the window on the WaterBid site. You will be asked for your name, a username and password, and contact information, including your email address. You must be at least 18 years of age to register.

Where are the auctions

All the auctions for seasonal allocation will be active only once the auctions have been announced on the SRW website here.

Water auction results

MID online  auction – results  20 December 2018

Irrigation customers paid an average of $282.29 per megalitre for water in the MID seasonal water online auction, which ended on 20 December.

The unreserved auction was for a total 134 ML of 2018-19 season water, sold in 10 lots between 5ML and 20ML. All lots sold with prices ranging from $251 to $310 per ML.

Moorabbin auction – results  December 2018

Section 51 licences for an allocation of 42.7 ML from the Moorabbin Groundwater Management Unit were auctioned to eligible bidders. Four lots were offered as: 4 x 10.6 ML and were successfully sold. The lots sold at an average of $1,343 per megalitre (ML), with a total of 117 bids placed.

MID online  auction – results  November 2018

MID customers paid an average of $263.75 per megalitre for water in the November MID seasonal water online auction.

The unreserved auction was for a total 40 ML of 2018-19 season water, sold in four lots of 10 ML. All lots sold with prices ranging from $252.50 to $277.50 per ML.

Parwan GMU auction – results  June 2018

Section 51 licences for an allocation of 48 ML from the Parwan Groundwater Management Unit were auctioned to eligible bidders when the auction closed on Thursday 28 June 2018. The seven lots were offered as: 4 x 5ML, 1 x 8ML and 2 x 10ML The auction was open for four days and all lots were successfully sold. The lots sold at an average of $1,201 per megalitre (ML), with a total of 120 bids placed.

WID and BMID auction – results April 2018

The final online allocation auction for the 2017-18 Werribee/Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District season closed Thursday 12 April with all lots sold to bidders registered on WaterBid.

The 155L seasonal allocation was offered in 14 lots, 5x5ML, 5x10ML, and 4 x 20ML. The auction was open for three days and all lots were successfully sold.

MID auction – results February 2018

The results from our recent online auction of water from the Macalister Irrigation District include:

  • Auction prices ranged from $44.25 and $14.31 per ML depending on the lot size
  • The auction proceeds will help fund modernisation works and other projects in the district

MID auction – results January 2018

The results from our recent online auction of water from the Macalister Irrigation District include:

  • Auction prices ranged from $80.50 and $20.10 per ML depending on the lot size
  • The auction proceeds will help fund modernisation works and other projects in the district

MID auction – results 21 December 2017

The results from our recent online auction of water from the Macalister Irrigation District include:

  • Auction prices ranged from $92.10 and $112.50 per ML depending on the lot size
  • The auction proceeds will help fund modernisation works and other projects in the district


MID auction – results 27 February 2017

The results from our recent online auction of water from the Macalister Irrigation District include:

  • Auction prices ranged from $117.50 to $161.25 per ML depending on the lot size
  • The auction proceeds will help fund modernisation works and other projects in the district

MID auction – results 23 January 2017

The results from our recent online auction of water from the Macalister Irrigation District include:

  • Auction prices ranged from $82.75 – 182.50 per ML depending on the lot size
  • The auction proceeds will help fund modernisation works and other projects in the district

Parwan GMU auction – results 24 June 2016

The results from our recent online auction of water from the Parwan GMU include:

  • Because of concerns about the high demand for water, Southern Rural Water offered 10ML lots to 11 customers who expressed interest before the auction at the reserve price
  • There were 10 registered bidders and four winning buyers (all market gardeners)
  • 8 out of 10 of the registered bidders actively participated in the auction
  • 490ML (all that was available at the auction) was sold
  • With the 110ML being sold beforehand, this makes a total of 600ML now in customer hands for use
  • Auction prices ranged from $800 to $2,234 per ML
  • The auction proceeds will help fund modernisation works and other projects in the district

Curdies River auction – results 10 June 2016

The results from our recent online auction of water from the Curdies River include:

  • 1,100 MLs (from 1,500ML on offer) were sold
  • The remainder will be available for sale in parcels at reserve prices
  • Prices ranged from $55 to $165 per ML depending on lot sizes.

Merri River auction – results 2 June 2016

The results from our recent online auction of water from the Merri River include:

  • The auction had two active bidders
  • 350 MLs (from 590ML) were sold
  • The remainder will be available for sale in parcels at reserve prices
  • Prices ranged from $50 to $70 per ML

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WaterMatch - online trading

Watermatch is a free online service, designed to help people trade water.

Once you have registered, you can advertise to buy or sell water.

Depending on the water that you wish to trade, choose from the Groundwater, Surface Water (rivers and creeks) and Irrigation District forum.

Select a new topic to create your ad. Your ad can be to buy or sell water, and must describe the source of your water, quantity of water you want to buy or sell, how long you want to trade for and your contact details. If you are happy to put a buying or selling price, this can be included here too.

If you want to respond to an ad, you can use the email link or contact the advertiser direct.

It is an online trading forum, and can also be used by people who are not on the internet, with help from our staff.

Watermatch allows you to register your interest in either buying or selling water in southern Victoria.

  • the Macalister, Werribee and Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District
  • Groundwater systems in southern Victoria
  • Rivers and creek systems in southern Victoria (other than those managed by Melbourne Water around the Port Phillip region).

Who can use it?
Anyone can use watermatch. You may be an existing licence holder who wants to sell water, or buy more water.

You may not currently have a licence, but you want to buy water in the region.

How does it work?

  • click here to enter Watermatch
  • register as a user (a very simple process)
  • go to the system or district you are interested in and check current entries
  • add in any entry for any water you want to sell or buy

What information should I include in my ad?

  • If you are wanting to buy or sell
  • your name
  • phone number
  • name of river, creek, groundwater management area or irrigation district
  • how much water is to be traded
  • If the trade is temporary or permanent
  • term of the trade (Maximum term is 5 years)

Things you need to know
We are always looking for ways to improve our customer service. If you would like to provide feedack or suggested improvements please click here.

it's important to note that Southern Rural Water is not acting, and will not act, as a water broker.

We cannot advise you on price of water or match you individually with a buyer/seller.

Buyers and sellers still need to go through our normal application process.

Trading applications must be submitted to Southern Rural Water and approval granted before water is taken. A water transfer application form can be downloaded from our application page.

If you want to trade upstream, please speak with one of our Assessment Officers prior to submitting an application.

To check if a buyer or seller can trade with you, call us on 1300 139 510 and ask to speak to an Assessment Officer.

Not a water broker

It's important to note that Southern Rural Water is not acting, and will not act, as a water broker.

We cannot advise you on price of water or match you individually with a buyer/seller.

Buyers and sellers still need to go through our normal application process.

Click here to download our Fact Sheet

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