Victorian Water Register services were taken offline prior to the planned 2:00pm 1 July 2022 trade opening for Goulburn to Murray Limit and Broken Trade Out Limit, due to unanticipated additional load placed on the system at the start of the new water year.

The new opening time for the Goulburn to Murray Limit and Broken Trade Out Limit will be at midday (12:00 pm AEST) on Monday 4 July 2022.

All Victorian Water Register services were restored at 4pm today (1 July 2022). This allowed all other trading to resume, and for access to MyWater, the Broker Portal and API to be restored well in advance of any scheduled trade openings.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delay to trade opening times. We’ve taken this step to announce a new opening time so that everyone has fair and equal access to market opportunities and has this information available before any trade opportunity under these two limits opens.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that all market participants have equity in how trade opportunities are accessed. Its investment in building a new water register through the Victorian Water Register Transform project underlines our commitment to provide reliable services for water market participants.

This year the Victorian Water Register opened at midnight (12am AEST) on 1 July 2022 for the first time. As a result, we have already seen a wide range of people securing access to trade opportunity through the Barmah Choke. After opening, 26.9 GL of trade has been approved for Victorian water market participants.