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.



Drought Employment Program


It's undeniable. When a drought hits it affects our entire community and Gippslanders have been doing it tough for too long now.

The Drought Employment Program has been providing off-farm employment opportunities for workers whose primary income has been impacted by the drought in Gippsland.

The program is delivering more than just the boost to household income, the participants feel that being away from their farms and businesses and being able to socialise with others who understand the struggle, has been a positive boost to their mental health.

We know our farming communities are resilient, resourceful and thoughtful, and we thank our Omeo, Bairnsdale and Sale crews for your willingness to share your personal stories with us.

We're in this together folks so please remember to be kind, check in on your mates and speak up if you need support.

The Drought Employment Program is funded by the Victorian Government.


Quick Links

Annual Report 2017-2018

Jobs & Tenders

Works On Waterways

Flood Advice Request Form

Environmental Alerts

Estuary Openings






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