Snowy Advance


In February 2016, Murray Irrigation announced that it had entered into an agreement with Snowy Hydro Limited to make up to 200GL water available as an advance to Murray Irrigation for the 2016/17 irrigation season (click here for initial announcement).

Murray Irrigation customers and corporate partners exercised almost 30 percent of the available Snowy Advance volume, providing early season certainty for those participating.

The allocation accounts of participating Snowy Advance customers have now been credited with their exercised volume for use in the 2016/17 irrigation season.

Feedback about the project itself was overwhelmingly positive. The company will certainly be exploring options to run similar projects in future years.

The advance is an option and exercise product. The exercised volume will be delivered from Murray Development 'above target water' to protect other water holders and will be repaid in increments when allocations reach a target percentage with no roll-over fee or fixed repayment date.

Form SA21 Application: Snowy Advance Repayment

For full details on Murray Irrigation's 2016/17 Snowy Advance project, please view the documents below, or for Snowy Advance customers requiring assistance, contact Customer Support on T. 1300 138 265.

Frequently Asked Questions

Snowy Advance Frequently Asked Questions  (updated 8 July 2016)

Snowy Advance Frequently Asked Questions (updated 24 May 2016)

Murray Irrigation releases

Murray Irrigation media release - Thursday 23 June 2016

Snowy Advance update - Monday 23 May 2016

Murray Irrigation media release - Friday 13 May 2016

Special Talking Water - Thursday 12 May 2016

Special Talking Water - Friday 6 May 2016

Snowy Advance update - Friday 22 April 2016

Murray Irrigation media release - Friday 15 April 2016

Special Talking Water - Thursday 14 April 2016

Murray Irrigation media release - Tuesday 16 February 2016

Fact sheets

Fact sheet - Snowy Advance 2016/17

Customer meetings

In conjunction with local landholder associations, Murray Irrigation held a series of Snowy Advance customer information sessions in April. To view a copy of the presentation made at the meetings, click here (3.88MB).

Murray Irrigation has prepared a short video version of the presentation given to customers at the information meetings to outline the Snowy Advance product for 2016. The video provides the same information with a voice-over explanation of the product, who can participate and the security and repayment requirements. By presenting the information on YouTube, Murray Irrigation is able to allow all customers access to information regardless of their ability to attend customer briefings. To access the video, click here.


For all other enquiries, customers can contact Customer Support on T. 1300 138 265.