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.



Call for Expressions of Interest for Upper Barwon Surface Water Advisory Members

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) is in the process of establishing the Upper Barwon Surface Water Advisory Group. The purpose of this group will be to provide advice on upcoming projects relating to the surface water of the Upper Barwon River to achieve environmental outcomes.

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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.


Planning has begun to renew the Port Phillip Bay (western shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar site management plan.

The Corangamite CMA, in collaboration with key partners, is leading the renewal of the Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar Site Management Plan. There will be opportunities for a broad range of stakeholders and interest groups to be involved during the renewal process, with a formal public consultation period for release of the draft management plan in late-2017.

For more information on the development of the management plan, check out the fact sheet


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.


The Corangamite CMA is working with the Victorian SES and the nine local governments in the Corangamite region to develop a Corangamite Regional Floodplain Management Strategy (RFMS). Local knowledge is critical to understanding flood behaviour and options for flood mitigation. Community information will be integral to the development of the RFMS and setting regional and local priorities for flood management.

Thankyou to all the people who completed our online survey- visit our floodplain page to read a summary of what was said.

For more information on the development of the regional strategy check out the fact sheet


Thompsons Creek 14th September 2016

With so much water around our catchment, we are out and about taking photos but we can’t get everywhere so we are asking the community for help. Please send through any photos and videos by email to and include the location, time and date if possible. This information will help us with future flood planning – Thank you!


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



The Aire River Estuary Management Plan is an eight-year action plan aimed to improve the environmental condition of the Aire River estuary. Protection and improvement of the estuary environment will ensure it is able to support the values identified by stakeholders and the community during the plan’s development.

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 2016-17

Click here for the current list of 2016-17 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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Community Funding

See what funding opportunities we have available

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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

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