Understanding your water entitlements

Understanding your water entitlements

Understanding your water entitlements will help you get the right mix for your irrigation business today and into the future.

Seasonal allocations, carryover, modernisation opportunities, future service costs and tariffs along with the Murray Darling Basin Plan are all reasons why you might be thinking about your future irrigation service needs.

As part of the 2007 unbundling of water entitlements, GMW Irrigation Area customers’ Water Rights and Domestic & Stock Allowances were separated, “unbundled”, into the individual components; water shares, delivery shares and a water use licence.

Unbundling increased the opportunities and flexibility in the holding of water entitlements (water shares, delivery shares, water use licences) by allowing components to be managed independently and water to be owned separate to land.

Our Understanding Your Water Entitlements brochure provides easy to understand information for you to consider in your farm planning.

Water management videos

Water is the most valuable input to farming.

Today, irrigators have more options than ever in how they manage this critical resource.

To help our farmers, Goulburn-Murray Water and Murray Dairy have teamed up to create a series of ‘how-to’ videos for water management.

Fact-checked by experts, filmed in the Goulburn Valley and narrated by Toolamba dairy farmer Rick Cross, the six-part video series is a great resource for irrigators to make the most of their water from season to season.

At home or in the tractor, on your computer or your phone, brush up on your water management skills with this easy-to-access resource.

The videos can be watched in sequence, or refer to the subject you are most interested in.

You can click the playlist icon (the three lines and a play button) in the top-left hand corner of the videos below to select the one you're interested in watching.