Flood Recovery

The Goulburn Broken catchment has been significantly impacted by the Spring 2022 flood events. See below for current Goulburn Broken CMA flood recovery information.

See this flyer for further details regarding natural disaster recovery for waterways in Victoria: 

Information For Landholders And Community

Waterways Recovery

The Goulburn Broken CMA has assessed the majority of impacts on flood-affected waterways that occurred in October and November 2022.

Available funding was used to undertake and support priority works needed to protect waterways and public assets, such as:

  • Waterways or riparian fence repair;
  • Erosion and sediment management;
  • Revegetation and weed control;
  • Debris clearing in waterways.

No further Victorian Government flood recovery funding was allocated to Catchment Management Authorities in the 2023-24 Victorian Budget.

Recovery of the catchment’s waterways in the aftermath of flooding is ongoing.

Works on Waterways Permit

Individuals who wish to undertake works to address flood-related damage to private property or assets on a waterway must apply for, and be issued with, a Works on Waterways Permit. Goulburn Broken CMA encourages landholders to continue to work with us to gain approvals to undertake flood recovery works.

Click here for information: Works on Waterways Permits - GB CMA - Goulburn Broken CMA.

For Works on Waterways permit applications that are directly related to flood damage that occurred during the Spring 2022 floods, the normal application fee is being waived.

If you require further information related to a Works on Waterways Permit, please telephone Goulburn Broken CMA on (03) 5822 7700 or email:

Useful Links

The following links to government agencies may also be useful in flood recovery:

2022 Victorian Flood Recovery | Victorian Government (

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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