Wimmera Catchment Management Authority

The Wimmera CMA region in western Victoria covers 30,000 square kilometres and straddles the Wimmera River.  Agriculture is the dominant land use, economic driver and employment sector.  One quarter of the 50,000 people who live in the region depend directly on agriculture for their income.  Natural Wimmera features include more than 3,000 wetlands, high value recreational fishing destinations, and the Grampians and Little Desert national parks.  The region is home to 1,500 species of native plants, 420 species of native animals and more than 2,000 sites of Indigenous archaeological significance.  

Eight municipalities are part of Wimmera – Horsham Rural City, West Wimmera, Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack, Buloke, Northern Grampians, Ararat and Pyrenees.

Schools in the Wimmera participate in a range of Junior Landcare and Waterwatch activities.