The Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Murray-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources includes rules for protecting the environment, water extractions, managing licence holders' water accounts and water trading in the plan area. Information on this water sharing plan is available for viewing as detailed below:

Water sharing plan

Locality map for the Lower Murray-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources

The Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Murray-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources is a detailed legal instrument written in its required statutory format.

Plan status

The Lower Murray-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources commenced on 30 January 2012.

This water sharing plan is due for extension/replacement in July 2022.

Community consultation

The draft plan was on public exhibition from 6 December 2010 to 31 January 2011. Community consultation included a public information session in Gol Gol. The exhibition is now closed. All submissions were considered in finalising the statutory plan, which will be in place for 10 years.

Overview to the plan

The plan overview, Water sharing plans – Inland NSW unregulated and alluvial water sources – Overview (PDF 190 KB) is a general, plain English explanation of water sharing plan provisions and should be read together with the plan.

Background document

The Background document (PDF 564 KB) provides a range of information on the plan such as: how the plan was developed, the area the plan covers, an explanation of regulated and unregulated water sources included in the plan, the public consultation process, and plan implementation.

Rules summary sheets

Water sharing plans contain various rules that apply to specific water sources. Rules may include: environmental water rules, access licence dealing rules, rules for access licences, rules for water supply work approvals, rules for making available water determinations, and water allocation account rules.

The following rules summary sheets are an overview of the key water sharing rules for each water source included in the Lower Murray Darling Unregulated and Alluvial water sharing plan. The rules are a guide only. For more information about your particular licence conditions, please contact your nearest licensing staff.

Lower Darling Alluvial Water Source (PDF 37 KB) Lower Murray-Darling Water Source (PDF 23 KB)

Security interests

A security interest may be a mortgage or charge and may be registered or unregistered. Security interest holders have three years from the date of plan commencement to have their interest registered against a water access licence on the Water Access Licence Register, administered by Land and Property Information. Security interest not registered within that period will be extinguished. To find out more go to Water licensing > About licences > Security interests

General information on water sharing plans

Find out more about water sharing plans from the following pages on this website: