Bulk entitlements and environment entitlements are legal rights to water granted by the Minister for Water under the Water Act 1989. They provide the right to take or store a volume of water subject to a range of conditions. Bulk entitlements are held by specified authorities, such as water corporations, while environmental entitlements are held by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder.

You can find out more about bulk entitlements and environmental entitlements on the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action website.

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Bulk entitlements

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Notes and disclaimers

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning does not warrant the data is current nor does it warrant that the data or the data capturing processes are free from corruption or error. If there are issues with this report, please click here to let us know.


The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder also has rights to a share of Victoria's water resources for environmental purposes.  These are in the form of water shares, licences or contractual supply agreements. More details about water entitlements for the environment can be found here: