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As outlined in the Gippsland Sustainable Water Strategy (SWS), there has been a volume of water put aside for temporary allocation from Blue Rock Reservoir for existing irrigators on the Latrobe River, downstream of Blue Rock Reservoir.

This water is now being made available on a temporary basis for the remainder of the 2018-19 irrigation season.

This temporary water will put up for auction via Southern Rural Water’s online auction site Waterbid.

A minimum of 380 megalitres in multiple lots will be offered for auction from 11am Tuesday 16 April 2019 with the auctions ending from 11am Thursday18 April 2019.

To be eligible to bid on this water you must hold a current Section 51 irrigation Licence on the Latrobe River downstream of Blue Rock Reservoir.

If you have not already submitted an expression of interest form, you must do so by 9am Friday 12 April 2019. To obtain an expression of interest form and for general enquiries please contact Southern Rural Water on 1300 139 510 or email

Expression of Interest form