Trade from the Goulburn, Loddon, Broken and Campaspe systems to the Victorian Murray and interstate is prevented when the balance of the Goulburn Inter-Valley Trade (IVT) account is 200 GL or more.

At the time of this news item, the balance of the Goulburn IVT account is approximately 201 GL.

Water is continuing to be called out from the Goulburn IVT account by the MDBA to supply the Murray. These releases are reducing the balance of the Goulburn IVT account and will create trade opportunity once the balance reduces below 200 GL.

The Resource Manager will be publicly updating the balance of the Goulburn IVT account with the volumes called out at 10am on a Wednesday.

This season, volumes called out from the Goulburn IVT are being updated once a week, rather than twice a week as in previous seasons.

This reflects the reduced volumes being called out from the IVT account this season in line with the Minister for Water's announcement in December 2019 of key actions to reduce the risk to the lower Goulburn environment this year, including an interim operational regime to achieve variable summer flows in the Goulburn River.

In January, approximately 50 GL of from the Goulburn IVT account will be delivered down the lower Goulburn River, with a further 10 GL delivered via the Lower Broken Creek and the Campaspe River.

For further information on planned and previous releases from the Goulburn IVT account, see the storage release summary on the Goulburn-Murray Water web page (

Note that the balance of the Goulburn IVT account can also change if any water trades back into the Goulburn system among other factors.

You can find live information on available trade opportunities and the components of the IVT balance on the Victorian Water Register website on the Allocation trade opportunities and limits page and using the new Where can I trade? tool.

The Where can I trade? tool can also help you better understand and visualise trading limits and the available trade opportunities in northern Victoria, and how these may affect your allocation trades.

You can also use this trade limits tool to help you to understand current and historic trading opportunities and how they applied to your previous trades.