Water price information

Hydro Tasmania is Australia’s largest water manager. While providing clean, secure and affordable hydropower is our main focus, we also take pride in supporting other water users and considering their needs.

We assess requests for water transfers from irrigators and other commercial operators, including making water available at times when we can not use it.

Users pay Hydro Tasmania a fee for water transfers based upon the revenue we would have earned (i.e. foregone revenue) if the water had been used to generate hydropower at a particular location. These fees are re-calculated annually based on market factors. 

The fees set out in the table below apply to long-term water transfer agreements. Fees for one-off or short term agreements are calculated using the prevailing electricity price.

Please note: all water transfers are subject to any additional terms and conditions that might be required by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).

For more information on water pricing please contact us.

Hydro Tasmania water price for the 2021/22 season

Reservoir or river Generation forgone
Annual price per ML
(July 2021 - June 2022)
Arthurs Lake 1.8969  $108.62
 yingina / Great Lake 2.2278 $189.23
Ex Poatina or South Esk  0.2794 $23.72
Parangana (via mini) 0.7950 $67.49
Cluny Lagoon 0.1072 $10.09
Lake Meadowbank 0.0675 $8.92*
Lake Paloona 0.0731 $8.92*
Minimum fee
$8.92* per ML
Updated 17 September 2021

* Water fee floor price.