River Country

Last year millions of fish died on the Darling River. It was no accident, rivers in the Murray Darling Basin have been mismanaged and plundered for profit for far too long.

River Country has a proud history campaigning with Traditional Owners along the Murray River to protect over 250,000 ha of Red Gum Forests.

Today we have a basin-wide focus calling for the Murray Darling Basin Plan to be reviewed and strengthened to restore health to the Murray Darling once and for all.

river_pic.png OUR MISSION

To see a flourishing Murray-Darling Basin where Traditional Owners enjoy sovereign rights to country.


Protect public water so that rivers can run from source to sea

No risky floodplain developments in local Red Gum forests, lakes and wetlands

Stand in solidarity with Traditional Owners in their fight for sovereignty and co-management of their land and water. 

Latest News

Environmental approvals and public consultations are underway for the development of 9 Victorian Floodplain infrastructure projects.    The Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project (VMFRP) consists of 9 subsidiary projects,proposed by the Victorian government, that have been included as supply measures under the SDLAdjustment Mechanism (SDLAM) in the Basin Plan. They are infrastructure projects, involvingregulators, levee banks and pump stations, and are intended to water small areas of floodplainforest and wetlands. Read more

A NSW Upper House inquiry is underway into the impacts of dams in the Murray Darling fast tracked by NSW Government. The Murray-Darling supports RAMSAR wetlands and critical ecosystems for endangered fish & migratory birds and supplies food for millions. So whether you live near a project, downstream or elsewhere in Australia these projects effect you!  Make a Submission Today!   Read more

It's been a year like no other, pandemics and uprisings dominate the news, but River Country is hard at work adapting to keep up the fight for our rivers. See this year's news on community events, protests, and how we're collaborating with allies to have an impact in 2020.    Read more

Water beginning to trickle down the lower Darling has come as a saving grace in a moment of global crisis.  The first flush down the Darling-Barka in 3 years was always going to bring joy and hope to towns like Menindee, but as Australia braces for the potential public health crisis of COVID-19, the importance of this water cannot be understated.   Read more

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