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Journalists can contact the MDBA media team by calling 02 6279 0141 or emailing

We are a small media team and do not monitor emails after hours (including weekends). For urgent issues please call 0407 054 234.

31 May 2022 Media centre

Basin Officials Committee Communique – 6 April 2022 – Out of the BOCs

The Basin Officials Committee (BOC) met via videoconference on 6 April 2022*. The BOC noted the announcement of a 12...

31 May 2022 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

At its meeting on 31 May 2022 on First People of the Millewa Mallee Country (Latji Latji / Mildura), the Murray–Darling Basin Authority welcomed new...

13 May 2022 Media centre

Small releases start at Hume Dam to mitigate flood risk

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is increasing releases from Hume Dam today.   MDBA acting Executive Director of River Management, Dr Andrew...

03 May 2022 Media centre

Higher trade opportunity at the Barmah Choke for new water year

The Barmah Choke water trade balance to start the 2022–23 irrigation year will be the highest since trade restrictions through the choke came into...

29 April 2022 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

At its meeting on 28–29 April 2022 on Ngunnawal Country (Canberra), the Murray–Darling Basin Authority noted the meeting was held during federal...

28 April 2022 Media centre

Joint media release: Lowering Lake Mulwala at Yarrawonga to begin next...

The gradual lowering of Lake Mulwala to control an invasive waterweed and undertake necessary infrastructure maintenance will begin in the week...

22 April 2022 Media centre

Joint Media Release: Mildura weir works to start in June

Essential maintenance works at the Mildura weir will start in the week beginning 20 June, when the river level in the weir pool will be gradually...

11 April 2022 Media centre

Rain forecast ahead of a late Easter makes for variable conditions on...

Campers, river lovers and locals planning to enjoy the Murray River this Easter holiday season are reminded to keep an eye on river heights and flows...


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Read how #Dharriwaa Traditional Owners are teaching their youth to monitor and harvest the lakes’ bounty as they meet at the lakes and share their Dreaming Stories. #NAIDOC2022 #MurrayDarlingBasin #FirstNations @DCCEEW

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In recognition of #NAIDOC2022 Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! this week we are sharing stories of #FirstNations on country in the #MurrayDarling Basin, looking after land and waters. our newsroom to read more

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