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Water for the environment is working - Celebrating 10 years of achievements

These exciting highlights of achievements across Victoria’s environmental watering program over the past 10 years (2011 - 2021) are evidence that water for the environment is helping to improve the health of our waterways.

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Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23

To ensure we are delivering water where and when it is most needed and achieving the best environmental outcomes for Victoria, we base our plans on local knowledge and rigorous science. Our annual seasonal watering plan is based on proposals developed by catchment management authorities and Melbourne Water, drawing from scientific river and wetland studies and community engagement.

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Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23

Section 1: Introduction - Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23

Section 2: Gippsland region - Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23

Section 3: Central region - Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23

Section 4: Western region - Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23

Section 5: Northern region - Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23

Section 6: Further information - Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23

Variation to Section 5.2.6 Lower Murray Wetlands

Variation to Section 5.2.6 Lower Murray Wetlands October 2022

Previous Seasonal Watering Plans

This section contains the seasonal watering plans, associated variations and schedules from past water years.

Seasonal Watering Plan 2021-22

Seasonal Watering Plan 2020-21

Seasonal Watering Plan 2019-20

Seasonal Watering Plan 2018-19

Seasonal Watering Plan 2017-18

Seasonal Watering Plan 2016-17

Seasonal Watering Plan 2015-16

Seasonal Watering Plan 2014-15

Seasonal Watering Plan 2013-14

Seasonal Watering Plan 2012-13

Seasonal Watering Plan 2011-12

Seasonal Watering Statements

Seasonal watering statements communicate decisions on environmental watering activities, and also authorise a catchment management authority of Melbourne Water to order and deliver water in the water holdings on behalf of the VEWH to achieve environmental outcomes. View the seasonal watering statements.


This year (2020-2021) Reflections highlighted outcomes from the last 10 years of work from the Victorian Environmental Water Holder and its program partners in supporting rivers, wetlands, wildlife and communities.

Highlights of environmental, cultural, social, economic and recreational outcomes from the program:

Outcomes for the 2020-2021 seasonal watering year:

Corporate Plan

If you would like a copy of the Corporate Plan from earlier than 2017-18, please call us on (03) 9637 8951 or email

Corporate Plan 2022-23 to 2025-26

Corporate Plan 2021-22 to 2024-2025

Corporate Plan

Fact sheets

Fact Sheet 01 - Cover

What is environmental water?

Fact Sheet 02 - Cover

Why is environmental watering important?

Fact Sheet 03 - Cover

What does environmental watering aim to achieve?

Fact Sheet 04 - Cover

What does environmental watering involve?

Fact Sheet 05 - Cover

How do we know if environmental watering is successful?

What is environmental water trading cover

What is environmental water trading?

Page last updated: 01/07/22