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Topics > River Murray

Water allocation

A water allocation is the percentage of a licensed water user’s entitlement available to them in a given year.

We announce projected minimum opening allocations on 15 April each year and provide an update on 15 May. Official opening allocations are announced on 15 June. Each new water year starts on 1 July. From this point, we provide updates fortnightly until allocations reach 100 per cent, should they do so.

Water allocation

Information for River Murray water licence holders about current allocations, plus announcements about upcoming allocations.

Water allocation

The SA River Murray Water Calculator can help you plan for the season and get a picture of how water across South Australia is shared.

Water allocation

Detailed information about past announcements since 2009 and summaries of allocations dating back to 2002.

Water allocation

In dry years, find out how you may be able to carry over your unused allocation into the following year.

Water allocation

River Murray water is shared within South Australia, and between New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Water allocation

Apply for a water licence or permit here.

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