Latest watering releases
Based on best available operational data, the following environmental water deliveries were made in the month of April 2023.
No deliveries in April 2023
- Thomson River
- Macalister River
- Snowy River
No deliveries in April 2023
Victorian Murray system
- Gunbower Creek
- Goulburn River
- Lower Broken Creek
- Released to the Broken River downstream of lake Nillahcootie
- Campaspe River
- Coliban River
- Loddon River
- Serpentine Creek
Releases can include water delivered in Victoria by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (The Living Murray program).
Environmental watering objectives may also be met by other water in the system (such as water for households, industry and farming).
How do we know it works?
To measure the success of environmental watering, it is important to draw on the large body of scientific and community knowledge that exists about Victoria’s rivers and wetlands.Learn More
Seasonal watering plan
A statewide plan that scopes potential environmental watering in rivers and wetlands.Learn More
Rivers and wetlands
- • Barmah Forest
- • Gunbower Creek and Forest
- • Central Murray wetlands
- • Hattah Lakes
- • Lower Murray wetlands
- • Upper Murray wetlands
- • Lindsay, Wallpolla and Mulcra
- • Ovens system
- • Goulburn River
- • Goulburn wetlands
- • Broken River and Upper Broken Creek
- • Lower Broken Creek
- • Broken wetlands
- • Campaspe River
- • Coliban River
- • Loddon River system (including Tullaroop, Serpentine and Pyramid creeks)
- • Boort wetlands
- • Birch Creek
Water for the environment stories
A milestone fishway infrastructure investment by the VEWH
For the first time in over a century, native fish will be able to move freely between the Murray River and Gunbower Creek with the launch of two new fishways at Koondrook and Cohuna in northern central Victoria.
Creature Feature: The venomous red-bellied black snake
When you’re out and about this summer make sure you keep an eye out for our slithery friend: the venomous red-bellied black snake.
News and media releases
Media Release: Temporary water sale in Murray and Goulburn systems
The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) intends to sell up to 45,000 ML of environmental water allocation (temporary trade) from the Murray and Goulburn systems between January and June 2023.
Reflections: Water for the Environment in Victoria, 2021-22
Reflections is an opportunity for the VEWH and partners to highlight the annual achievements and ongoing environmental outcomes of delivering water for the environment, across the Victorian environmental watering program.
Water Trading Strategy 2022-23
The VEWH releases a trading strategy annually, outlining where potential sales may occur throughout the financial year to provide transparency while still meeting commercial in confidence requirements.