Our waterways are valued, healthy and adaptively managed; supporting environmental, cultural, recreational, and economic values


A diverse network of regulated and unregulated rivers and associated streams and wetlands weave across north east Victoria. They link communities, industries and ecosystems and are highly valued.


  • Region’s headwaters contribute 38% of the total water in the Murray Darling Basin, while representing only 2% of the land within the Basin.
  • 10,602 km of designated waterways.
  • 49,000 ha of wetlands.
  • Five water storage areas with total capacity of over 7 million megalitres.
  • 80% of the region classified as Special Water Supply Catchments.
  • Seven hydro-electric power stations.
  • 4% of the region’s surface water consumption currently occurs in urban areas.