Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Fishing and boating are now permitted at Goulburn-Murray Water’s storage facilities, however authorities are reminding Victorians that these activities are subject to physical distancing to help keep people safe.
GMW storages where fishing and boating is permitted include: Lake Eildon, Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga Weir, Torrumbarry Weir, Lake Nillahcootie, Kangaroo Lake, Lake Charm, Lake Hume, Lake Buffalo, Greens Lake, Waranga Basin, Lake William Hovell, Lake Nillahcootie, Nagambie Waterways, Lake Eppalock, Lake Buffalo, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Tullaroop Reservoir, Lake Boga and Laanecoorie Reservoir.
Fishing is permitted at Mildura Weir, Kow Swamp, Goulburn Weir, Newlyn Reservoir and Hepburns Lagoon (kayaks, canoes and boats with electric motors allowed at Hepburns).
From 11:59pm on 31 May, a maximum of 20 people can meet outdoors for outdoor group sport and exercise activities (including fishing, hiking, hunting, prospecting and diving on public land), provided you can keep your distance (at least 1.5m apart) and the activities are not competitive.
Playgrounds at GMW’s storages are now open, with up to 20 people able to use them. Please remember to maintain appropriate social distancing and hygiene practices.
Caravan parks and camping grounds
From 11:59pm on 31 May, you can stay at a caravan park, provided there are private facilities available (e.g. cabins) and there is no use of communal areas like shared bathrooms and kitchens. Greens Lake will be open for camping and overnight stays. Accommodation with no facilities to share, e.g. back country camping, is allowed.
Accommodation which requires use of communal areas, such as shared bathrooms and kitchens, remains subject to current restrictions and you cannot stay there.
Houseboats are now allowed back on the water for recreational use, and overnight stays are also permitted from 11:59pm on 31 May. This includes commercial hire and drive houseboats.
Staying at private residences, such as houseboats, is allowed, subject to private gatherings limits of 20 people per household, including members of that household.
Those taking their houseboats out are being reminded to adhere to social distancing guidelines and the maximum number of people allowed on the boat. This includes at the marina.
GMW remains committed to the Victorian Government’s efforts to keep Victorians safe and our water storage facilities will continue to be monitored.
More information about travel and camping can be found at the Department of Health and Human Services website.