Barmah Choke Trade Notification

Barmah Choke Trade Notification

23 June 2022

WaterNSW wishes to advise that the trade opportunity for the Barmah Choke will open at 12.05am on 1 July 2022 . The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), who manage and monitor the Barmah Choke trade balance, have noted the balance to start the 2022-23 water year will be the highest since trade restrictions came into effect for the Barmah Choke in 2014. The opening trade balance is expected to be approximately 40.6 gigalitres (GL).

WaterNSW will be accepting Barmah Choke trade applications from midday (12:00pm) on 30 June 2022.

Applications will be processed, based on order received, from 7am (07:00am) on 01 July 2022, and you will be advised of the outcome of your application.

To complete an application please use the trading form on our website and indicate on the form that you are submitting it for the 1 July Barmah Choke trade opportunity.

You will also have the opportunity to trade through the Barmah Choke with your water broker.

For more information on Barmah Choke trading please visit the MDBA website. If you require any further assistance please contact our Water Trade team at or by calling 1300 662 077.


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