Australian Partners /



The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (the MDBA) is an independent expertise-based Australian government agency within the agriculture portfolio. We lead the planning and management of the Murray–Darling Basin water resources (surface and ground water), and coordinate and maintain collaborative long-term strategic relationships with other Australian Government, Basin state and territory government and local agencies; industry groups; scientists and research organisations.

Our activities support the sustainable and integrated management of the water resources of the Murray–Darling Basin in a way that balances the social, economic and environmental needs of the Basin and its communities.