North Central Catchment Management Authority

The North Central CMA region covers an area of around 30,000 km²; about 13% of Victoria. It is bordered by the mighty Murray River to the north, the Great Dividing Range and Wombat State Forest to the south, Mt Camel Range to the east, and the western border of the Avon-Richardson catchment in the west.

The region is packed with an abundance of diverse natural attractions from forested national parks to waterfalls, gorges, slow meandering waterways and is home to wetlands of international significance. The region is teeming with a variety of flora and fauna – some of which are found nowhere else.

The region has four major river catchments; the Campaspe, Loddon, Avoca and Avon-Richardson. These rivers are the lifeblood of the region and the communities that depend on them.

There are 13 municipalities in the North Central CMA region; Shires of Gannawarra, Buloke, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, Central Goldfields, Loddon, Hepburn, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander, Mitchell and Campaspe and the City of Greater Bendigo and City of Ballarat.