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The Australian Water Tender 2024

Australian Water tender

Focusing on Long Term Water Security 

The Australian Water Tender is focused on the following long term water security options and dealings:

- Buy/Sell Permanent Water
- Long-Term Lease In/Out (Lessee/Lessor)
- Sell Entitlement in Government Buyback
- Aggregation & Consolidation Services in preparation for Government Buyback

Government Buybacks


What are government Buybacks?

During the first week of December 2023, notable changes were made to legislation within the Senate. These amendments empower the government to actively engage in voluntary buyback initiatives within the water market. 

The overarching aim of these legislative modifications is to enable the government to secure an additional 450GL (Gigaliters) of long-term cap equivalent entitlements. 

This represents a strategic move by the government to bolster its water resources in pursuit of specific objectives, potentially enhancing water management and addressing broader policy goals related to water availability and sustainability.

Whilst an opening date hasn't been announced we anticipate the Government to make an announcement before June 2024.

How can our services help you in Government buybacks?

Waterfind has provided agency services to our customers to engage with the commonwealth on their behalf. Waterfind has provided these services in all previous buybacks in the past so our experience and understanding of the process can provide our customers with a competitive advantage if they were to engage themselves.
If your are interested in Government buybacks, please fill out the Expression of Interest form for Government Buybacks by clicking the button below:
Government Buyback EOI

Water License and Consolidation Services

Services EOI

Waterfind can assist you with the following services that will enhance your ability to participate in the Australian Water Tender or any future Government Buyback.

• License Consolidation
Clients with multiple water licenses or entitlements may consolidate their holdings before participating in a permanent transfer to streamline administrative processes and optimize water management. Waterfind can assist in consolidating various licenses into a single, more efficient arrangement. This can also provide a better value for money-proposition if the water parcel is larger.
• Water Certificate Replacement
Having an original copy of your Water Certificate can be necessary when it comes to selling permanent entitlement. In case you need to replace a lost or damaged water certificate(s) before participating in the AWT or Government Buyback, we can assist you to comply with regulatory requirements.
• Water Account Audit & Review
A water account audit can help you assess your current water entitlements. During a government buyback, an audit can provide valuable information for determining which water entitlements are eligible for sale and help you understand the potential impacts on your water holdings.
• New License Creation or transfer
If you wish to acquire new water licenses or entitlements as part of the Australian Water Tender or Government Buyback program, we can facilitate the process of applying for and obtaining the necessary permits or licenses to access additional water resources. This can also be valuable if you are apart of an irrigation scheme or a bulk water license operator.
• Mortgage & Encumbrance Discharges
If you have existing mortgages or encumbrances on your water entitlements that need to be discharged before participating in a permanent transfer, we can help facilitate the release of these encumbrances to enable the sale of water rights.
To know more about The Australian Water Tender, Government Buyback and Water License Consolidation Services. 

Contact us on 1800-890-285 or email us at admin@waterfind.com.au

The Australian Water Tender Closes 31st of May at 12 Noon.