East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
River running Water dragon Waterfall Water flowing River bend Boat in river mouth Waterfall Sunset Terns River bank Sunset Terns in flight River paddling


Welcome to the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority web site

Here you will find information about the roles and responsibilities of the Authority in the management of land, biodiversity and water resources in the region.

You will also find information about the features of our major rivers, the key threats to these rivers, and the progress being made towards improving and keeping them in good health.

West Cann Bridge 1969 and 2008. Slide to see before and after images.


The East Gippsland CMA supports environmental sustainability in the use of resources. Further information: Sustainability Victoria (external link)


$3.1M for our Gippsland Lakes

Fantastic news!! The Victorian Government has announced $3.1m in funding for 16 projects to help improve the Ramsar listed Gippsland Lakes. These environmental projects will be delivered in partnership with a range of organisations including Greening Australia, Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation, East Gippsland Landcare Network, Trust for Nature and many more. More


Lower Mitchell River Rehabilitation Project

Here's a clip with the EGCMA working in collaboration with local landowners to achieve beneficial outcomes for all on the lower Mitchell River.


Aboriginal Participation

The10 Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) in Victoria have partnered with the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to produce the Aboriginal Participation Guideline for Victorian CMAs and the companion Implementation Plan

The Guideline establishes a state-wide approach for use by CMAs to respond to regional variations in cultural diversity, experience in working with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities, and natural resource management priorities.

An Implementation Plan supports the Guideline by providing information on how to turn the Guideline into action. It includes details on the key principles, strategies and actions that support effective participation. More

Water for Victoria - a Blueprint for the Future

The State Government has released Water for Victoria, a framework to guide smarter water management, bolster the water grid and support more liveable Victorian communities. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said it was the first comprehensive state-wide water policy in more than 10 years. The plan includes $537 million in funding over the next four years for projects to strengthen water security for communities, protect jobs and agriculture, recognise Aboriginal water values and improve environmental health.  More

National Landcare Programme Community Grants 2016-2018

Successful applicants have been announced by Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester. More

Our Catchments, Our Communities 

'Our Catchments, Our Communities' is the first state-wide strategy for integrated catchment management in Victoria. The strategy has been developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) together with catchment management authorities (CMAs).  More