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)


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).

Snowy flood stories are needed for study  

Orbost and district residents are encouraged to share their stories of flood events at a community meeting on Tuesday, May 24.

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.

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).

Gippsland Lakes Hinterland Vegetation Plan

The final version of the plan to guide the management of vegetation in the hinterland of the Gippsland Lakes has now been released 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.