Market information

The value of water allocations is determined by the market, and the prices paid are publicly available.

Read about Queensland valuations and sales.

Permanent water trading data

The reports below indicate market activity and present weighted average price information relating to water allocation transfers undertaken during the reporting period. Business rules have been developed to help ensure the consistency of the data and describe for the user how the data is presented and how totals have been calculated.

While every attempt has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, these prices are indicative only, as the integrity of this data depends on the quality of information provided to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME). In particular, DNRME is not privy to individual business arrangements which may have been confidentially entered into by the parties to these transactions.

Before basing any decisions on this information, you should consider (with or without professional advice) whether it is sufficient for your needs, objectives and circumstances.

Monthly reports

Supplemented surface water allocations

December 2018 (PDF, 226.0KB)

November 2018 (PDF, 241.0KB)

October 2018 (PDF, 230.9KB)

September 2018 (PDF, 234.3KB)

August 2018 (PDF, 236.1KB)

July 2018 (PDF, 230.0KB)

June 2018 (PDF, 217.4KB)

May 2018 (PDF, 226.5KB)

April 2018 (PDF, 219.5KB)

March 2018 (PDF, 220.3KB)

February 2018 (PDF, 221.2KB)

January 2018 (PDF, 221.8KB)

December 2017 (PDF, 220.5KB)

November 2017 (PDF, 220.5KB)

October 2017 (PDF, 225.7KB)

September 2017 (PDF, 220.5KB)

August 2017 (PDF, 232.2KB)

July 2017 (PDF, 229.3KB)

Supplemented underground water allocations

December 2018 (PDF, 201.8KB)

November 2018 (PDF, 197.9KB)

July 2018 (PDF, 166.1KB)

June 2018 (PDF, 199.9KB)

May 2018 (PDF, 166.2KB)

April 2018 (PDF, 200.8KB)

March 2018 (PDF, 199.7KB)

January 2018 (PDF, 161.1KB)

August 2017 (PDF, 160.6KB)

July 2017 (PDF, 160.8KB)

Unsupplemented surface water allocations

December 2018 (PDF, 221.2KB)

November 2018 (PDF, 211.0KB)

October 2018 (PDF, 212.3KB)

September 2018 (PDF, 215.2KB)

August 2018 (PDF, 222.9KB)

July 2018 (PDF, 212.0KB)

June 2018 (PDF, 212.5KB)

May 2018 (PDF, 214.5KB)

April 2018 (PDF, 215.3KB)

March 2018 (PDF, 216.2KB)

February 2018 (PDF, 216.8KB)

January 2018 (PDF, 212.6KB)

December 2017 (PDF, 213.7KB)

November 2017 (PDF, 214.2KB)

October 2017 (PDF, 212.9KB)

September 2017 (PDF, 208.6KB)

August 2017 (PDF, 219.7KB)

July 2017 (PDF, 218.1KB)

Unsupplemented underground water allocations

December 2018 (PDF, 207.9KB)

November 2018 (PDF, 202.7KB)

October 2018 (PDF, 203.9KB)

September 2018 (PDF, 215.4KB)

August 2018 (PDF, 213.6KB)

July 2018 (PDF, 211.4KB)

June 2018 (PDF, 204.8KB)

May 2018 (PDF, 206.1KB)

April 2018 (PDF, 207.4KB)

March 2018 (PDF, 204.6KB)

February 2018 (PDF, 204.8KB)

January 2018 (PDF, 206.5KB)

December 2017 (PDF, 205.1KB)

November 2017 (PDF, 199.2KB)

October 2017 (PDF, 204.0KB)

September 2017 (PDF, 199.4KB)

August 2017 (PDF, 203.3KB)

July 2017 (PDF, 207.6KB)

Annual reports

Supplemented surface water allocations

Unsupplemented surface water allocations

Supplemented underground water allocations

Unsupplemented underground water allocations

Relocatable licence data

The following is a snapshot of the market activity relating to the relocation of water licences.

Water licence relocation reports

Great Artesian Basin

Central Condamine Alluvium

Dalrymple Creek Alluvium Groundwater Management Area

Oakey Creek Groundwater Management Area

Business rules have been developed to help ensure the consistency of the data presented in the water licence relocation reports.

Note: Any prices published are indicative only and have been based on information provided to DNRME. DNRME is not privy to individual business arrangements which may have been confidentially entered into by the parties to these transactions. Before basing any decisions on this information, you should consider (with or without the assistance of an adviser) whether it is sufficient for your needs, objectives and circumstances. The data in the 2006–07 year was collected from 1 February 2007 when the Great Artesian Basin resource operations plan commenced, giving effect to the relocation of water licences.

Processing times for permanent and temporary trades

Find out about water trading service standards and water trade processing times measured against the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) service standards.

Water sales data

Licensed bulk water sales data can be purchased through data wholesalers or directly from DNRME.

Queensland Valuations and Sales (QVAS)

For a fee, specific data may be obtained on water allocation sales (known as a sales data listing, or an abbreviated sales data listing) over the counter via the QVAS system from DNRME service centres throughout Queensland.

This data, which comes from historical sales records, contains details such as:

  • lot on plan
  • date of sale
  • sale price
  • resource-related attributes of an allocation (e.g. location)
  • other related sales information.

Water brokerage services

Water brokers can bring buyers and sellers of water products together with real estate agents, stock and station agents, managers of water supply schemes and individuals.

Water brokers are subject to Australian Consumer Law under the Queensland Fair Trading Act 1989 and the Commonwealth Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (previously the Trade Practices Act 1974) concerning commercial transactions.

Fair trading rights and obligations

All water market participants are subject to the Fair Trading Act 1989 and the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has a series of brochures outlining the responsibilities and rights of water brokers and their clients.

For further information visit the ACCC website or contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

Contact

General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)