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Victoria Wimmera-Mallee (groundwater) water resource plan

This water resource plan is the prevailing management plan for the groundwater resources in the Wimmera–Mallee water resource plan area.

The plan was accredited by the Australian Government minister as being consistent with the Basin Plan and commenced on 21 September 2019. The Minister’s decision instrument and the explanatory statement are available on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Key documents informing the recommendation decision are set out below.

Related information

View the list of all state water resource plans.


Victoria Wimmera–Mallee (surface water and groundwater) proposed Water Resource Plan Factsheet
Recommendation documents
MDBA’s Letter to the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disasters and Emergency Management
MDBA’s Assessment of the Wimmera–Mallee groundwater WRP
The Authority's recommendation on the proposed Wimmera–Mallee groundwater WRP
Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations advice on the Wimmera–Mallee groundwater WRP
Independent review of the assessment process for the WRP

The Wimmera–Mallee groundwater water resource plan is made up of a number of documents. The key document is the Wimmera–Mallee water resource plan.

The accredited versions of these documents are available below.

Key documents
Victoria proposed Wimmera–Mallee surface water and groundwater Water Resource Plans accredited text table (2019)
Victoria Wimmera–Mallee surface water and groundwater Comprehensive Report Part 1 – 2019
Victoria Wimmera–Mallee surface water and groundwater Water Resource Plans Comprehensive Report Part 2 – 2019
Supporting information
Victoria Wimmera–Mallee Surface Water Baseline Diversion Limit (BDL) re-estimate – 2019
Victoria Wimmera–Mallee Water Resource Plan Model –2019