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Seasonal Watering Plan 2023-24

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 2023-24

SWP cover 2023-24

Section 1: Introduction - Seasonal Watering Plan 2023-24

Section 2: Gippsland region - Seasonal Watering Plan 2023-24

Section 3: Central region - Seasonal Watering Plan 2023-24

Section 4: Western region - Seasonal Watering Plan 2023-24

Section 5: Northern region - Seasonal Watering Plan 2023-24

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Section 6: Further information - Seasonal Watering Plan 2023-24

Previous Seasonal Watering Plans

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

Seasonal Watering Plan 2022-23

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.

Annual Reports

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Annual Report 2021-22

Annual Report 2020-2021

Annual Report 2019-20

A reporting error exists in the Annual report 2021-22, whereby 92 ML in the Ovens system was incorrectly reported as use by CEWH rather than VEWH. This affects the total volumes for VEWH and CEWH on page 27. The volumes should read 304,251 ML (VEWH) and 591,314 ML (CEWH). This does not impact the reported total volume of water delivered.

Annual reports archive

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

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Corporate Plan 2023-24 to 2026-27

Corporate Plan 2022-23 to 2025-26

Corporate Plan 2021-22 to 2024-2025

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?

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What is environmental water trading?

Page last updated: 01/07/22