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)


National Landcare Programme Community Grants 2016-2018

Applications are invited from eligible groups, including Landcare groups and networks, and community-based groups to undertake a range of projects that help protect the local environment and deliver more sustainable agriculture.

Community Programs Committee

Expressions of Interest are sought from interested people to join the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s Community Programs Committee as an external member.

2016-2017 Victorian Government Community Grants

Applications are now open for submission of 2016-2017 Victorian Landcare Grant and Regional Riparian Action Plan Grant project proposals. The EGCMA is now calling for project proposals from all Landcare groups and networks, and community based natural resource management groups.

Our Catchments, Our Communities 

'Our Catchments, Our Communities' was released last week, and is the first statewide 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).

Celebrate! 30 years of Landcare  

 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Landcare in Victoria. As part of the festivities the East Gippsland Landcare Network Inc., Far East Victorian Landcare Inc., the Snowy River Interstate Landcare Committee and Landcare Victoria are joining forces to celebrate and share their stories. Join in by submitting a short Landcare video into the competition!

 National Volunteers Week 2016 

This week is National Volunteers Week (9-15 May) and one of the best examples of volunteer action is Landcare, which turns 30 in Victoria this year. We celebrate the hundreds of volunteers and give a snapshot of Landcare activity in recent months.

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.