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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.

26 November 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met in Canberra on 25-26 November. All members were present and the meeting was chaired by Sir Angus ...

27 October 2020 Media centre

The cost of running the River Murray is set and shared by governments

We understand that water users are frustrated at the prospect of bulk water charges increasing, particularly given many general security irrigators...

23 October 2020 Media centre

Opening statement to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legi...

Good morning. I'm pleased to report that storages in the Basin are sitting on 56% – 20% ahead of where they were at the same time last year. ABARES...

21 October 2020 Media centre

With all the spring rain, where’s the flow going?

The wet spring brought on by La Nina is bolstering water storages, but it's also raising questions from NSW mid-Murray rice and fodder crop...

21 October 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

Meetings of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority were held on 12, 19 and 20 October. All members were present. The meetings were chaired by Sir ...

24 September 2020 Media centre

Joint MDBA-NSW media release: Welcome spring rains bring heightened ri...

Murray–Darling Basin communities are anticipating a wet spring but are warned there is a significant risk of hypoxic blackwater events occurring...

15 September 2020 Media centre

Speech to the Murray Darling Association (MDA) Conference 2020

Thank you to Emma and David from the Murray Darling Association for the invitation to speak to you all today. I also acknowledge the Traditional...

15 September 2020 Media centre

Playing our part to improve collaboration with Basin communities

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is undertaking a range of actions to make it easier for Basin communities to see and understand what's...


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Inflows to the River Murray system for December were within the highest 10% of 129 years of records for the month. In the past week rain fell mostly across eastern NSW & Vic with 161mm recorded over #HumeDam. More in this week's #RiverMurrayWeeklyReport:

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