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Subject to rules and conditions, trading is permitted for:

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About this catchment

this is an image of the position of the catchment in the Murray–Darling Basin

20% of the total Murray–Darling Basin area.


NSW portion of the River Murray and the Darling River downstream of Menindee lakes.

Major towns

Menindee, Wenworth, Pooncarie, Deniliquin, Albury, Broken Hill and Corowa.

First Nations

Wiradjuri, Dhudhuroa, Waywurru, Bangerang, Barapa Barapa, Wamba Wamba, Yorta Yorta, Barkindji, Maraura, Muthi Muthi, Nyeri Nyeri, Tati Tati, Wadi Wadi and Weki Weki (Central Murray). Barkindji, Maraura, Muthi Muthi, Nyeri Nyeri, Ngintait, Barkindji and Maraura (Lower Darling).

Water use

Largely pastoral industries (sheep/wool, cattle and goat farming) as well as irrigated cropping (particularly rice), horticulture and viticulture. Tourism is also important to the local economy, with inland waterways providing good locations for fishing. National parks based on arid and wetland environments also attract tourists.