End of Season and Carryover

At the end of each irrigation season water entitlement holders have the option to*:

*Subject to Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning rules, and applicable deadlines.Important dates

10 May

Last day to submit water orders to ensure delivery

15 May

End of gravity irrigation season

31 May

Last day to submit land applications and delivery share applications

29 May calendar page

Final submissions for temporary transfer of groundwater applications

15 June


End of seaon accounts issued

16 June

Last day to submit water share applications

16 June


Last day to submit interstate allocation trades

23 June


Last day to submit manual applications to trade or relinquish allocations


Final season meter reads to be entered for Diversions customers

30 June


Last day to submit online applications to trade or relinquish allocations

31 July


Last day to pay end of season accounts

15 August


First day of the new irrigation season

GMW provides water entitlement holders with information about their end of irrigation season options as a courtesy. Customers are responsible for ensuring they undertake the necessary steps to carry over, use, sell or relinquish their unused water allocation before the appropriate deadlines.

More information

The water dictionary available on the Victorian Water Register website can help water entitlement holders understand the terms associated with the end of the irrigation season.

Further information about unused water allocation options is available by phoning the GMW Customer Service Centre on 1800 013 357 or emailing reception@gmwater.com.au.

Water entitlement holders should also consider seeking professional advice from an experienced water broker or solicitor if unsure about their options.