The Victorian Government provides support and resources as well as access to download hydrological modelling software.

To support modellers from public and private agencies both here in Victoria and across Australia, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has convened the Victorian Hydrological Modelling Group (VHMG).

The group membership consists of representatives from the Victorian Water Industry including DELWP, other state government agencies, water corporations, catchment management authorities and others.

Through the VHMG, stakeholders and end-user modellers can collaborate to support the development of Source and Victoria’s transition to its use in its entirety. The group will advise on software issues, model sharing arrangements, water resource modelling capability development and other matters related to water resource modelling in Victoria.

Wallpolla Fish Survey, image credit Mallee CMA Wallpolla Fish Survey, image credit Mallee CMA

Modelling best practice

The Victorian Government has worked with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), the CSIRO and other Basin state to develop a set of practice notes to facilitate the transparent, consistent and efficient implementation of Source. Through this collaboration, hydrological modelling best practice is identified and made publicly available. Find the latest version here.


The Victorian Government’s partner in developing Source, eWater, provides various training in using Source.

Page last updated: 05/05/22