The release of the Annual Trade Report for 2021–22 report continues the Victorian Government’s commitment to ensuring all water participants can easily access water market information.

The Annual Trade Report for 2021–22 highlights that water market prices reflect water availability and water demand. Victorian annual rainfall was above average for 2021-22 as the La Niña event continued into its second year delivering the State’s wettest year since 2016.

Report highlights include:

  • Median allocation prices fell throughout 2021–22 as water availability increased across Victoria making 2021-22 the first year the median water allocation price has decreased since 2014.
  • Median allocation prices were driven largely by standard commercial trades, as identified by the reason for trade category on trade applications.
  • The total volume of allocation traded in 2021–22 was slightly higher than the previous year. This is consistent with the trend of allocation trade increasing over the past decade.

For more information about water trading and what it could mean for you or your business, you can find the current Annual Trade Report for 2021-22 below and previous reports can be found here.