Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is Victoria’s largest rural water provider. It stores, manages and delivers about 70 per cent of Victoria’s stored water and around 50 per cent of its underground water supplies. It also operates Australia’s largest irrigation delivery network and manages a range of recreational facilities and services across northern Victoria, including leasing land, licensing houseboats and maintaining public amenities.

GMW has more than 21,000 customers, delivers more than 39,000 services and maintains more than $5 billion in assets. Its major customers comprise irrigators who grow food, and country customers who require water for stock, pets and gardens. It also supplies water to urban water corporations and environmental water holders, who have purchased water entitlements to maintain the health of rivers, streams and wetlands.

GMW’s service area covers about a third of Victoria. It is bordered by the Great Dividing Range in the south and the Murray River in the north, and stretches from Corryong in the east to Nyah in the west. A key part of the region is the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District, which spans 27,000 square kilometres and is responsible for almost $6 billion of agricultural production each year.

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68,000 km2

Service Area

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Rural Customers

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2,747.9b litres

Rural Water Supplied

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Annual Revenue

Note: GMW supplies water and services for a broad range of customers. Please see GMW’s Annual Report for more detailed customer and water supply information.

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Aboriginal acknowledgement

Goulburn-Murray Water acknowledges all Traditional Owners of the land and pay respect to their culture and Elders, both past and present.

Service area

Local government areas served by GMW include:

  • Alpine
  • Benalla
  • Campaspe
  • Central Goldfields
  • Gannawarra
  • Greater Shepparton
  • Greater Bendigo
  • Hepburn
  • Indigo
  • Loddon
  • Macedon Ranges
  • Mansfield
  • Mitchell
  • Moira
  • Mount Alexander
  • Murrindindi
  • Strathbogie
  • Swan Hill
  • Wangaratta
  • Wodonga

Stylised map of GMW service area, for more information call Goulburn Murray Water on 1800 013 357

Note: This map is indicative only. Please contact GMW for more accurate and up-to-date service area information. You can also use our interactive map to check whether your location is serviced by GMW.

Water resources

GMW is responsible for managing seven river basins, including the Loddon, Campaspe, Goulburn, Broken, Ovens, Kiewa and Upper Murray basins, and their associated water supply systems. Water is provided from these systems to rural customers, urban water businesses and environmental water holders that protect and improve waterway health.

GMW manages a number of historic irrigation assets, including Goulburn Weir, Lake Eildon and Dartmouth Dam, the largest capacity dam in Victoria.

Victoria’s Minister for Water has also appointed GMW to undertake the role of Northern Victorian Resource Manager. The Resource Manager makes seasonal determinations for all northern Victorian regulated river systems.

More information can be found on GMW's website.

Assets at a glance

GMW operates and maintains a range of assets. This includes the following infrastructure, services and natural environments used for water supply, environmental or recreational purposes.

water storages
river basins
km of channels, pipelines & drains
caravan parks
recreational clubs
public boat ramps
houseboat licences
houseboat marinas

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for GMW’s strategic planning and is accountable to the Minister for Water for the corporation’s performance. The Board is supported and advised by the Executive leadership team, who oversee the corporation’s day-to-day management under the leadership of the Managing Director.

Find out more about GMW's Board of Directors and how they are appointed.

More information

Website: www.g-mwater.com.au

Address: 40 Casey Street, Tatura VIC 3616

Postal: PO Box 165, Tatura VIC 3616

Phone: 1800 013 357

Email: reception@gmwater.com.au

The information on this page was sourced from Goulburn-Murray Water’s 2017-18, 2016-17 and 2015-16 Annual Reports, and their website as at April 2018.

Page last updated: 19/10/22