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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 2021-22

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 2021-22

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Gippsland region

Section 3: Central region

Section 4: Western region

Section 5: Northern region

Section 6: Further information

Seasonal Watering Plan 2021-22 accessible version

Variation to Section 5.5.3 Broken wetlands

Variation to Section 5.7.3 Boort wetlands

Variation to Section 5.2.6 Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla islands

Variation to Section 5.5.3 Lower Broken Creek

Previous Seasonal Watering Plans

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

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


This annual publication reflects the work of the Victorian Environmental Water Holder and its program partners in supporting rivers, wetlands, wildlife and communities. Reflections – Water for the Environment in Victoria provides stories of how water for the environment is improving the health of our waterways for Victorian communities.

View the Reflections 2019-20 digital flipbook

Cover - Reflections 2020

Reflections 2019-20

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 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?

Seasonal watering plans on a page - snapshots of environmental objectives in 2021-22


Central region

Gippsland region

Western region

Northern region

Page last updated: 02/07/21