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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.

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...

14 September 2020 Media centre

Speech to the Murray Darling Association (MDA) Conference

Good morning delegates and thank you Dominique [Schwartz] for your kind introduction. First of all, I'd like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners...

10 September 2020 Media centre

Mildura’s Lock 11 to close for upgrades

Lock 11 on the River Murray at Mildura will be closed for three days from next Tuesday, 15 September 2020 so maintenance works can be completed....

04 September 2020 Media centre

MDBA welcomes the focus on Basin communities

I welcome the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt's announcement that the government will focus more directly on Basin...

03 September 2020 Media centre

Wentworth Group report not the full story

The MDBA welcomes the new report by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists about river flows in the Murray–Darling Basin but believes it does...

03 September 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

A meeting of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority was held on 2-3 September by video teleconference. All members were present. The meeting was chaired...

26 August 2020 Media centre

Nation’s water blueprint must evolve to remain effective

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority has advised the Productivity Commission the National Water Initiative must change to reflect new information...

20 August 2020 Media centre

The year ahead not cut and dried for the Murray River

The one thing I'm hearing most from people about the Murray River is the great expectation of more water in the year ahead. More water for growing...


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See what rain fell in 2021, especially in the northern #MDBasin! No wonder storages like Menindee Lakes are full. We continue to assess how much if any ops water we'll release from the lakes once unreg flows cease. this week's #RiverMurrayWeeklyReport:

4 days 17 hours ago

Low levels of dissolved oxygen in the River Murray downstream of #HumeDam have prompted a trial to release water through spillway gates, plus the valves and power station, from today to aerate the water and boost oxygen needed by fish. Read more:

4 days 20 hours ago