Nsw

High security access licence

Specified as a maximum volume and expected to be available in all but the worst droughts; unused allocations are surrendered at the end of the season (i.e., no carry over)

(Murrumbidgee) 97% (Murray & Lower Darling)

General security access licence

Varies according to the water available in the general security allocation pool, after allocating to higher priority pools (e.g., water utilities, the environment, stock and domestic uses, high security access licence holders, etc); allow to carry over or overdraw in some years

70% on average

Supplement ary water access licence

Available after meeting the needs of high and general security licences and when flows are surplus to in-stream requirements; varies from year to year

Opportunistic

Victoria

Water right

Specified as a maximum volume and expected to be available in all but the worst droughts; no carry over

96-99%

Diversion licence

Usually allow a maximum diversion rate; no carry over

96-99%

Sales water attached to water right

Only available after meeting the needs of water rights and the volume of water required to supply the next season's water rights is secure in the dam; varies from year to year; no carry over

68% b (Murray) 43% b (Goulburn)

Sales water attached to diversion licence

Same as above

48% b (Murray) 30% b (Goulburn)

Table 3: Continued

State

Entitlement

Allocation policy

Supply reliability a

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