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.


We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.



Do you want to paddle the Snowy with us?

We would like to invite members of our community to join us for a guided paddle (by canoe or raft) on the Snowy River at Orbost on Saturday 7th April at 9.30am.  

What a great opportunity to experience a stretch of this legendary river from the water, with the support and guidance of qualified and experienced recreational instructors. You will also learn about the history of the river and be shown sites demonstrating significant improvements to the river’s health from the combined efforts of community groups, landholders and government agencies.

Suitable for people with no prior paddling experience, participants do need to be reasonably fit and agile to enter the canoes or rafts and complete the approx 5km trip. The minimum age is 12 years and we ask that each child is accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to join us on the water please register your interest here, and download a copy of the waiver form here. 

There is no charge for this event but numbers will be limited so early booking is advisable. Participants will be required to bring clothing and any personal supplies, and be prepared to get wet! Here is a handy list of items to consider.

Please note that this paddle is subject to weather conditions and river flows.


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  The East Gippsland CMA supports environmental sustainability in the use of resources.
For further information visit:Sustainability Victoria