The Department of Environment Land Water and Planning has published two new fact sheets and a series of frequently asked questions to help Victorian water users better understand shortfalls in the Murray River downstream of Barmah and what this means for managing their risks.

The first fact sheet explains what shortfalls are, how they are managed and how different water users may be impacted. The second fact sheet outlines what water users need to know and do in the lead up to, and during, a shortfall event.

The fact sheets follow on from the Managing Delivery Risks in the River Murray System fact sheet published in early 2021.

More information about delivery risks in the River Murray System is available here.

More information about the work the River Murray governments are doing to better understand, and manage delivery risks and shortfalls is available on the Murray-Darling Basin Authority website.

Webinar on Goulburn inter-valley trade and Murray shortfall risks this season

 Agriculture Victoria’s latest irrigation webinar, ‘Goulburn inter-valley trade and Murray shortfall risk this season‘, will run on Tuesday 7 December, from 1 - 2 pm.

The webinar will cover how the interim Goulburn to Murray trade rule impacts trade opportunity and provide an update on the shortfall risk in the Murray this year.

To register for this webinar go to After registering, be careful to save the confirmation email containing important information about joining the webinar, including a password.

Summer/autumn Goulburn to Murray trade cap to commence in December

Under the interim trade rule, from 15 December onwards further net trade will be capped. As the seasonal determinations have already reached 100% in the Goulburn, further trade opportunity from 15 December will be limited to any trade opportunity not already taken up under the 190 GL IVT limit and any new trade opportunity arising from back-trade into the Goulburn.