Putting waterways in the picture

Tuesday 24 December, 2013
Victorians have a chance to win a houseboat getaway on the Murray River just by getting out and enjoying their local waterways this summer.

Victorians have a chance to win a houseboat getaway on the Murray River just by getting out and enjoying their local waterways this summer.

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), in partnership with the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, is running an Instagram competition to encourage Victorians to enjoy their unique and diverse and waterways.

“With a $1000 houseboat experience as the prize, it’s not surprising that the competition has attracted over 200 entries so far, and with a month to go, we are hoping more people will take up the opportunity,” Goulburn Broken CMA CEO Chris Norman said.

Images that have been entered so far range from people boating on Barmah Lake and Lake Eildon to fishing shots from all around the state.

“Whether it’s boating, fishing, swimming, water sports or just enjoying the natural environment, the Goulburn Broken catchment has an abundance of waterways to explore and enjoy,” Mr Norman said.

The competition, which closes end of January, is part of the ‘Love Our Waterways’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness about our waterways and encourage the community to get involved in keeping them healthy.

The Goulburn Broken CMA has a range of ways you can get involved with improving the health of our waterways.

“From being a part of the development of our regional Waterway Strategy to joining a community group for monitoring activities, we value and encourage local knowledge and input,” Mr Norman said.

To enter the competition simply take a picture of yourself enjoying a river, estuary or wetland in Victoria, and upload your picture to Instagram. Don’t forget to add @depivictoria and #lovewaterways in the caption.

The competition closes on January 31 2014, so get snapping over the summer for your chance to win.

For more information and competition terms, conditions and privacy requirements please see

For more information on getting involved with Goulburn Broken CMA activities visit

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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