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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.

08 June 2021 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met on 7 and 8 June 2021 on Wiradjuri Country in Griffith, New South Wales. All members were present and the...

04 June 2021 Media centre

Water metering in the Basin is improving, but has a long way to go

The Compliance Compact between Basin states to improve public confidence in water management has served its initial purpose well. However, a report...

26 May 2021 Media centre

Positive opening for water trade downstream of Barmah Choke

A positive opening balance means water will be available to be traded in the River Murray from above the Barmah Choke to below the choke on 1 July...

24 May 2021 Media centre

Joint Media Release: Winter works scheduled over three-week period for...

Essential maintenance works will be conducted at the Mildura Weir from 12 July, which will involve lowering the river level in the weir pool and...

20 May 2021 Media centre

Speech to the Murray Darling Association (MDA) Conference 2021, Wentwo...

Good afternoon and thank you Mia (MC) for your kind introduction. I would like to start by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the lands on...

17 May 2021 Media centre

Small water releases to start this week from Menindee Lakes

On behalf of Basin state governments, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority will begin releasing a small amount of water from Menindee Lakes later...

06 May 2021 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met on 5 and 6 May 2021. All members were present except Phillip Glyde who was represented by Acting Chief...

04 May 2021 Media centre

Water sharing arrangements imminent at the Menindee Lakes

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority anticipates that the water volume in the Menindee Lakes could surpass 640 gigalitres late this week, triggering...


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Narrabri NSW selected for MDBA’s next annual water conference River reflections 14 – 15 June 2023. Read more about Narrabri and the conference here

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It was mostly dry over the #MDBasin again this week. Highlights: All 6 gates at Menindee Main Weir were lifted Hume Dam releases continue to be reduced Inflows to Upper Murray catchments continue to recede Read all: #RiverMurrayWeeklyReport

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