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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.

10 August 2021 Media centre

Joint media release: Yarrawonga Weir crossing to close in October 2021

The Yarrawonga Weir bridge will be permanently closed to public vehicle traffic from 15 October 2021. The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA),...

09 August 2021 Media centre

Wet winter provides positive operating outlook for the Murray in 2021-...

Rising dam levels in the River Murray system are providing a positive start to the water year according to the MDBA's 2021-22 Annual Operating...

05 August 2021 Media centre

Basin Officials Committee Communique – 5 August 2021 – Out of the BOCs

The Basin Officials Committee (BOC) met via teleconference on 5 August 2021.

02 August 2021 Media centre

Reporting on Basin Plan water limits begins

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has examined water use across the Murray–Darling Basin catchments for the 2019–20 water year and found a 97...

29 July 2021 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met on 28 and 29 July 2021. All members were present and the meeting was chaired by Sir Angus Houston. The MDBA...

22 July 2021 Media centre

Joint Media Release: Mildura Weir winter works cancelled

Maintenance works on the Mildura Weir have been cancelled after an employee was confirmed as a close contact of a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19)...

14 July 2021 Media centre

MDBA launches comprehensive water quality study to better understand t...

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has launched a study to better understand water quality trends in the Murray River. On behalf of the Basin...

23 June 2021 Media centre

MDBA and Petaurus Education Group to deepen Basin water knowledge am...

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is partnering with an award-winning educational organisation to help Albury-Wodonga students investigate...


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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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