Protecting and enhancing
West Gippsland’s natural environment


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Visit the project page to keep informed and to sign up to our newsletter.

View our Achievements Brochure for 2022 and our Annual Report for 2021-22.

We are hiring!

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An exciting opportunity is now available to join our team as an Administrative Officer  in our Statutory Planning Team, based in our Traralgon, Maffra or Leongatha offices, applications  close at 5pm, Friday 9 June, 2023.

Partnerships keep flowing

Powlett River/Kugerungmome partners and community gathering

The Powlett River/Kugerungmome project keeps flowing and what a difference a year makes, all this and more was discussed when community and agency partners recently gathered at Dalyston.

Current Water Releases

Swing Bridge Drive, Lower Latrobe Wetlands 📷 Elly Harrington

Two environmental flows, one in April and the other in May are planned this autumn in the Thomson and Macalister rivers. The first water release will start in the Thomson River on Monday 17 April, 2023.


We are responsible for floodplain management in the West Gippsland region. Our role is to give advice that encourages appropriate development and reduces the impacts of flooding on life, property and infrastructure.



The Tanjil, Latrobe, Macalister and Thomson river systems all receive water for the environment. You can:


We complete projects within and across Landscape Priority Areas. Work is also done outside LPAs as these areas have a flow on effect to the priority areas and contribute the health of our region.

You can view details of these projects:


Many farmers are working in challenging economic and environmental conditions. Rising costs, climate change, and new technology are all impacting how farms are run. We sometimes have funding for landholders available to protect waterways which can also help improve farm productivity.

There are many ways you can improve your property including working with Landcare, improving your soil, fencing and revegetating waterways, and improving drainage. We currently have limited funding available for approved works in priority areas.

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Grants and Support

If you are interested in undertaking a Landcare project and would like to apply for funding assistance, please complete this form.


Watch this short animation to assist you with the application process.

Landcare EOI photo

It's rewarding to see the difference we can make when we work with landholders.

- Matt, WGCMA


Working in partnership with others is something we strive to do well. You will find many examples of collaboration and ways to get involved in protecting and enhancing our catchments throughout this website, but especially here in our getting involved section. We hope you are inspired.
The video below, provides a landholder’s perspective of revegetation and river management, with Mary and Howard Connor.


Our organisation was established by the state government in 1997 to manage land and water resources in the West Gippsland region. We take this role seriously and our aim as a leader in natural resource management is to inspire partnerships and action to achieve improved catchment health.
The video shows flood recovery work on the Macalister River.

Contact Us

West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority


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If your query is regarding flood information, please visit our flood advice information page.

Traralgon Office:
16 Hotham Street TRARALGON
Postal Address: PO Box 1374 TRARALGON Victoria 3844 Australia
Open: Mon – Fri – 8.30am to 4.30pm
Phone: 1300 094 262

Leongatha Office:
Corner Young and Bair Streets LEONGATHA