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)


Gippsland Lakes Wetlands Event

Members of the public are invited to join a cruise to learn more about wetlands and their management. More

Gippsland Lakes Ramsar Site Management Plan

The Gippsland Lakes Ramsar Site Management Plan was approved by the Victorian Government in January 2016. The Plan will now be submitted to the Commonwealth Government for approval and then presented to the International Ramsar Convention for final approval.

Appointments to the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee

Appointments to positions on the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee have now been announced.

National Landcare programme grants for 2015-2016 announced. Five local groups will share in over $144,000 in grants. More

VCMA Actions and Achievements Report 2014-15

This report highlights the actions and achievements delivered by catchment management authorities in 2014-15. The report is available here. (PDF 5MB).

Draft Gippsland Lakes Hinterland Vegetation Plan

A new draft plan to guide management of vegetation in the hinterland of the Gippsland Lakes has been released for public comment by the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. More

Estuary Management Protocols

Community meetings were held in the region during May. Comments made at these meetings are currently being considered in the preparation of the final document which will be released later this year.