The NSW Murray Catchment is bounded by the Murray River to the south, the Murrumbidgee River catchment divide to the north and the Australian Alps to the east, spanning an area of 35,170 square kilometres.
The Murray Catchment also has significant areas of ecological communities, remnant terrestrial and aquatic vegetation in the catchment providing habitat for a range of threatened species including birds, plants, mammals and amphibians.
The catchment has supported the Indigenous Nations of the Wiradjuri, Yorta Yorta, Birapa Birapa, Wamba Wamba, Wadi Wadi and Muthi Muthi.
The developed resources of the catchment support a highly developed, vibrant and diverse agricultural sector with grazing, cropping, irrigation, forestry and horticulture being the main enterprises, with a combined population of around 101,000 people and a rural land capital value of about $2.1 billion. The catchment plays a significant role in Australia's agricultural production with an annual farm gate value of agricultural production in excess of $800 million.
The Murray CMA is a partner to the Australian Government Caring for our Country program and the NSW Government Catchment Action program.