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Muray Darling Association Membership Policy

Murray Darling Association Membership Procedure

The Benefits of Membership

  • Strong united voice at regional, state and federal level on important basin related issues.
  • Networking opportunities with other LGAs.
  • Opportunity to discuss water related issues with other delegates who have Water/Environment as part of their portfolio.
  • Cross boundary communication between South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
  • Benefit of long history and knowledge accumulated over 71 years.
  • Good regional structure bringing ideas and issues from a very broad area to a central space


Why we have Regions

The Murray Darling Association has 12 distinct regions. Regions are determined by communities of similar interests and are not reliant on state boundaries. Regional members meet regularly to consider matters of regional significance, drawing on local knowledge and expertise. The chair of each region sits on the national board.


Why join the Murray Darling Association?

Councils and LGAs

“Greater Shepparton City Council recently formalised our support for the association.  As Greater Shepparton forms part Australia’s food bowl it is imperative for us to participate. Forming a partnership with the MDA will strengthen our position when lobbying state and federal government on matters affecting our region and improve outcomes in the management of our natural resources.”

Cr Dennis Patterson - Mayor
Greater Shepparton City Council
member since 2015


“The Association is an important forum to consider basin issues from a holistic perspective. It is a great networking opportunity which allows all stakeholders to share information and experience, debate topics and learn from each other. The Association also provides an avenue to have a strong voice and input into policy making.”

Frank Zaknich – General Manager
Albury City Council
members since 1944


"As a Private Member I enjoy the fellowship of Local Government people and the exchange of information that you gain by attending Regional Meetings"

Bede Mecham
Individual Member since 1944

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Members of Parliament


Community Groups


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