The Water Act
The Water Act 1989 is the legislation that governs water entitlements and establishes the mechanisms for managing Victoria's water resources.
Rights to water under the Water Act 1989
Rights to water are defined in the Water Act 1989.
- Section 7 provides that the Crown has the right to the use, flow and control of all water in a waterway and all groundwater.
- Section 8 provides for an individual's rights to water.
- Section 9 sets out rights of water corporations to water.
The Water Act 1989 governs entitlements to water issued by the Minister for Water, including: