Upper Goulburn GMA

Upper Goulburn Groundwater Management Area

The Upper Goulburn Groundwater Management Area (GMA) includes the Rubicon River, Acheron River, Yea River, King Parrot Creek and Upper Goulburn River catchments, extending from Kinglake and Marysville in the south to Eildon in east, Seymour in the west and Alexandra in the north.

Facts and stats

Area: 3,400 km2
PCV: 8,568 ML
Allocations: 100%

Groundwater management

The Upper Goulburn GMA Local Management Plan (the Plan) was developed by Goulburn-Murray Water in consultation with a Groundwater Reference Group made up of groundwater customers and representatives from key stakeholder agencies. The Plan was approved on 29 August 2013.

The Plan provides the local community, and in particular licensed groundwater users, with information about the groundwater system and rules describing how the resource is managed.


For further information or to obtain technical material relied upon for management arrangements, please contact the Groundwater and Streams section at GMW on 1800 013 357.