The ACCC has released its 13th annual report under the Water Act 2007 (Cth). The report provides information on the state of the rural water sector in the Murray-Darling Basin for the 2021–22 financial year.

It covers:

  • Transformation and termination activity reported by off-river infrastructure operators.
  • Changes in regulated water charges and trends across time, location, network type and Basin state for both on and off-river infrastructure operators.
  • Tradeable water rights activity for off-river infrastructure operators.
  • Spending on water planning and management (WPM) activities and the revenue from WPM charges reported by Basin states.
  • Compliance with the Water Charge Rules and Water Market Rules enforced by the ACCC.

The structure of this report is different to previous reports. It is divided into Basin states and river valleys. This report also incorporates our assumptions for typical bills, which were previously included in a separate document.

The ACCC invites stakeholders to submit any comments, feedback, or questions on the report to the Water inbox at: