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We are an independent statutory body responsible for holding and managing Victoria's environmental water entitlements.

We work with catchment management authorities and Melbourne Water to ensure environmental water entitlements are used to achieve the best environmental outcomes with the water that is available.

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder was established on 1 July 2011 through an amendment to the Victorian Water Act 1989, passed by the Victorian Parliament in August 2010.

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To contact the Victorian Environmental Water Holder call (03) 9637 8951 or email or @VicEWH on Twitter.

Media Enquiries Line: (03) 8622 7612 (including after business hours, whenever staff are available)

Media Enquiries Email: (please note for time-critical queries please call the media enquiries line above)

8 Nicholson St, East Melbourne
PO Box 500
East Melbourne 3002

Page last updated: 01/07/22