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Water Market Advice

After many years in the water market we recognise the important role that Water Brokers play to help you with your water decisions. We have found that most customers still prefer the contact with their local Water Broker to discuss issues such as:

  • The best time in the water year to buy or sell;
  • The latest trends and opportunities in the water market;
  • An overall water strategy for your enterprise;
  • New types of water products available such as forward and leases;
  • The trading rules for particular zones and types of water entitlements;
  • Changes in water market rules and associated Government policy;

At waterexchange.com.au we have a comprehensive network of local Water Brokers to help you with your water decisions. Select your region below to see who can help:

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Why Trade With Us

There are three main reasons why you should trade with us:

1) Straightforward and simple – your personalised portal makes it easy to load buy / sell orders, bid on water auctions and keep track of your trades.

2) Market depth and liquidity – we are Australia’s largest independent water exchange. This means the best opportunities to find buyers or sellers to match your trade and achieve the best possible price.

3) Financially secure – we are backed by some of Australia’s largest asx listed agribusiness companies and irrigation corporations. Our trust accounts are independently audited which means your funds are secure. We offer a guarantee of payment to temporary allocation sellers to give you peace of mind.

Meet the Team

waterexchange.com.au team consists of highly motivated individuals

Damien Heintze

Damien Heintze

Manager

Damien grew up on a farming property in North West Victoria. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Management from the Flinders University of SA and has also completed a Diploma in Corporate Governance Training with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Damien has been involved in water resource management and water trading for over 15 years and is a previous Director on the Board of the Lower Murray Water Corporation.

Luke Englefield

Luke Englefield

Water Market Analyst

Luke holds a Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness). Prior to joining waterexchange.com.au Luke was a member of the water investment team for a prominent Australian corporate agribusiness. During his tenure there he assisted in the trade of large quantities of permanent entitlement and temporary allocation within the Murray Darling Basin.

With a strong understanding of the opportunities and rules in the water market, Luke’s role at waterexchange.com.au is to provide analytical and educational support to fellow staff and customers.

Janine Mckinnon

Janine Mckinnon

Administration/Finance Manager

Janine was born and raised in Wentworth, NSW and then spent several years working in various locations including London (United Kingdom), Sydney and Perth. Janine then moved back to her native Wentworth where she has been for the past 15 years living beside the magnificent Darling River. Janine’s employment has been focused on banking, real estate and for the past four years, the water industry.

Allison Parfrey

Allison Parfrey

Permanent Entitlement Processing Officer

Allison was born and raised in Wentworth, NSW. Allison previously worked in Local Government for 18 years before moving into the water industry three years ago. Allison is responsible for all the processing of permanent trades for waterexchange.com.au

Jenny Martin

Jenny Martin

Processing Officer

Jenny was born in Wentworth, NSW and made her way back to the Murray-Darling junction region after spending the last 23 years in WA. Jenny’s early working career involved owning and operating small businesses with her husband. Prior to joining waterexchange.com.au she worked in the Real Estate Industry for 7 years.

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History of waterexchange.com.au
Waterexchange.com.au was an early pioneer in the establishment of Australia’s water markets. It has a long history of development as detailed below.
1994

The Waterexchange commences operations in 1994 and trades as Irrigation Extension Services.

The business offered various water asset management services in the Macquarie Valley of NSW.

1998

The National Waterexchange was formed, and operates as an exchange service for water brokers across the northern river valleys of NSW.

Waterexchange.com.au website launched, as an auction platform and conducts the world’s first online trading of water entitlements.

1999

Name changed to the Waterexchange Pty Ltd

New premises in Dubbo NSW purchased and all technology centrally located.

2000

Operations expanded across entire Murray Darling basin.

1000th trade finalised.

2001

2000th trade finalised

2002

Operational platforms changed to pure exchanged based trading.

Victorian trading commences

2004

First forward water contract trades conducted.

First groundwater trades conducted

2005

New office opened in Canberra ACT

First South Australian trades transacted.

2006/2007

10,000th online trade transacted on exchange based platform since 2002.

2007/2008

8,000 trades transacted in one year.

Drought peaks and leads to all time high temporary allocation price of $1,200 / ML.

2010/2011

Significant rainfall water prices reach low of $4 / ML.

2014/15

Trading platform upgraded, entitlement auction system launched

Forward allocation and entitlement leases markets launched

2015/16

5,000 trades transacted in one year.

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