Corangamite CMA is committed to healthy catchments and waterways. Established in 1997 to ensure the protection and sustainable development of land, vegetation and water resources within a boundary stretching from Geelong to Ballarat and along the coast to Peterborough.



We've Moved!

The Corangamite CMA Geelong office opened this morning, with a warm welcome and smoking ceremony by Corinna Eccles from the Wadawurrung. You can now find us at our new digs on Level 1, 54 Corio Street Geelong.

Information regarding the Upper Barwon River and Boundary Creek low pH event June/July 2018.

Click here to review the Media Release, fact sheet and Upper Barwon River pH sampling results.

Funding Boost for Corangamite Landcare Groups

Over $183,000 in Landcare grants will help protect environments and engage with communities across the Corangamite Region. The State Government has announced almost $2 million in funding across the state for Landcare and other environmental volunteers in the latest round of Landcare grants.


The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority distribute the funding to support local Landcare groups carrying out environmental project to improve regional waterways and land health. read more

Corangamite Regional Floodplain Management Strategy 2018-2028

The Corangamite Floodplain Management Strategy outlines how the ecological and cultural values of the natural floodplains can be protected while also managing the risks to life, property and assets associated with flooding.

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Restoring waterway health in Victoria is a long-term and large-scale commitment; it can take a generation to realise the outcomes we seek.

Through ‘The Living Moorabool’ project, launched this week by Lisa Neville MP, a $2.1 million investment will target activities to protect and improve the health of the Moorabool river including: river bank and instream protection, removal of fish barriers, ecological research and improved monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

'The Living Moorabool’ project is the first of a state-wide series of 10 ‘Flagship Waterways’ projects committed to by the Victorian Government under ‘Water for Victoria’.

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Today we’re launching the Corangamite CMA Blog and its all about sharing our community’s stories, and great photos too. Take a look at our new blog, as it’s the perfect way to find out how people in the community are getting involved in looking after our environment. 

Our organisation works in partnership with many and varied groups and individuals across a range of areas in all parts of the catchment; from famers involved in Landcare working in partnership with our team on projects protecting river health, to school groups and community members volunteering as part of the EstuaryWatch and Waterwatch programs.

We realise the community is fundamental to achieving great things for the environment so we’re always looking for new and different ways to promote what they do, and let others know what’s going on and maybe they’ll get involved too.
Our team will be adding stories and photographs to the blog weekly showing the broad range of areas we’re working in with our community and our project partners.
And because we’ll be uploading lots of images it’s also the ideal way to show off the beautiful part of the world where we are lucky enough to work and live.

So there’ll be great shots of the coast and the coastal community involved in our coastal revegetation projects and our water monitoring programs.

And images of the Otways and majestic rivers like the Barwon, the Gellibrand and the Aire as they meander through countryside or spill into the sea. And the landholders and volunteers we work in partnership with on waterway and land health projects in great these locations.

VCMC 20 Years of Integrated Catchment Management

Catchment Management Authorities were established in 1997. This brochure recognises 20 years of integrated catchment management in Victoria.
It presents a snapshot of how the Statewide catchment management framework has matured over time; observed changes over the past 20 years; and future challenges and opportunities in each CMA region.
A significant project that has been implemented to date has been showcased as a case study for each of the 10 CMA regions.


Does flooding effect you? Do you have any information about flooding?

View the best available flood data for the region and share your flood information through the new Corangamite Flood Portal.


Low summer flows in the Gellibrand River have been identified as a risk to the ecological values of the river such as fish populations. The Western Region Sustainable Water Strategy (Victorian Government, 2011) identified improving the environmental flows to the Gellibrand River as a priority action.

The largest extractions from the Gellibrand are for urban use. Wannon Water are working with DELWP, the Corangamite CMA and Southern Rural Water on a project that aims to improve the ecological health of the Gellibrand River by increasing flows in the river over summer.

For more information check out the fact sheet below or visit the Wannon Water website

Works on Waterways

For further information works on waterways permits

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Flood Advice

Need flood advice for a property in the Corangamite Region?

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Barwon River Zonings 2018-19

Click here for the current list of 2018-19 zonings for the Barwon River

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Corangamite Waterway Strategy

A new eight-year plan for healthy rivers, estuaries and wetlands.

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Public Notices

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Public Notices

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Get Involved

Become a volunteer with a Corangamite CMA community group

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Knowledge Base

The Corangamite CMA Knowledge Base is an extensive collection of publications and technical reports on all aspects of the catchment.

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Flood Information

Click here for flood and weather information in the region.

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