Membership brochure

Membership - Representing Communities Across the Basin

MDA Progress and Achievements

The Murray Darling Association is a membership-based peak representative organisation representing local government and communities across the Murray Darling Basin.  Our purpose is to provide effective representation of local government and communities at state and federal level in the management of Basin resources by:

• providing accurate, relevant and timely information,

• facilitating informed debate, and

• seeking to influence government policy

Membership of the Murray Darling Association is open to all local government and other entities within the Basin, and to individuals with an interest in ensuring a sustainable future for the Murray-Darling Basin. We welcome new members and their involvement in activities and meetings with us. 

Membership Fee Schedule     (All fees are in $AUD and exclude GST)   


Local Government entity $0.305 cents per head of population, capped at $6,681.82 (ex GST). Under this pricing, the cap benefits councils with a population exceeding 21,900
Non-local govenment entity $350 (ex GST)
Individual $90 (ex GST)
Life Member no fee

Membership fees will be pro-rata, with a renewal date of 1 July.


Paid up members are entitled to the following voting rights 

Membership Category

Vote at the AGM/NatCon

Vote at Region Meetings

Local Government entity

1 vote, plus 1 vote per 20,000 head of population; capped at 3 votes

1 vote per region delegate in attendance. Up to 5 votes per member council

Non-Local Government entity

1 vote

1 vote


1 vote per person. Up to 3 delegates per region.

1 vote (region of residence)

Life Member

1 vote

1 vote


For further information on membership to the Murray Darling Association, please contact our office on 03 5480 3805. 

Click the following to complete and submit your Membership Application