• For Sale Murrumbidgee Irrigation High Security (Wet) 35ML @ $7,350/ML

  • For Sale Murrumbidgee Irrigation High Security (Dry) 190ML @ $7,100/ML

  • WANTED TO BUY - 1000ML Lachlan River Permanent Water Entitlements General Security


No Commission, No Reserve Price!

Temporary Surface Water – 2017 Auction Format

No Commission, No Reserve Price!

The 2016/17 water year has been a complete contrast from last season. Who could have predicted such a wet spring? The impact of this has seen temporary water prices on a steady decline throughout the year. The big wet has also resulted in a huge volume of unused allocation still in the system, which at this time of year means there is going to be an oversupply of sellers looking for a return or risk forfeiture come the end of the season.

Given the conditions, Wilks Water has altered their fee structure for the 2017 Water Auction, seeking to find a win-win structure for both sellers and buyers.

NO RESERVE PRICE for Temporary Surface Water listed at the Water Auction.

The ‘no reserve’ format will attract any buyers keen to secure water before end of season.

NO VENDORS COMMISSION* for Temporary Surface Water listed at the Water Auction.

It’s getting late in the season. Any water that cannot be carried over will be lost. This format is designed to allow for sellers to get something for their water rather than forfeit it at the end of the season. With no commission to pay something is better than nothing.

To further promote fairness for sellers of temporary surface water, a ‘volume-weighted average price’ return will be implemented. The gross proceeds of temporary surface water sold will be divided by the number of megalitres offered for sale at auction (whether sold or not). Each water source will be calculated separately.

This will also reduce the inequity between the order of lots for sale where there is a price differential between early lots and late lots sold under the hammer.

Under this system, all sellers of temporary surface water listed will receive a return. The volume-weighted average or pool price will be shared amongst all sellers*.

A payment will be returned to all sellers after the completion of the auction. If further listed water is sold post-auction, a new volume-weighted average price will be calculated and a second payment will be made.

For more information on the Wilks Water Annual Water Auction, download a Vendor Listing form or a Bidder Registration, click here to head to our Auction page

*Temporary surface water buyers will be charged an auction fee of $1.50/ML + GST
*Temporary Surface Water will be transferred to a pool account prior to the auction


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