Our region: Murray and Mallee

Established in 2015, the Murray and Mallee Regional Science Hub is characterised by the River Murray and its surrounding environments. The SA Murray-Darling Basin region extends from where the River Murray crosses the SA/Victorian border, down to where it meets the sea at the Coorong. Major towns include Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Lameroo, Goolwa and Berri.

The region covers six distinct ecological areas:

  • River Murray
  • Coorong and Lower Lakes
  • Murray Mallee
  • Murray Plains
  • Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges
  • South Olary Plains

 

Overall it covers 56,000 square kilometres, and hosts around 125,000 people as residents.

The landscape of the Murray-Darling Basin is one of national and international renown characterised by the mighty River Murray, Lower Lakes and Coorong, extensive native vegetation on public and private lands, Ramsar sites, rangelands and a huge diversity of native species.

The River Murray supplies the majority of the water needs for the capital city of Adelaide as well as other towns in the state.

The region is an important food bowl for the state, producing premium wine, food and fibre for the domestic and export markets.

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Want more information?

If you’d like to ask any questions, please contact Rebecca Arnold (Senior Project Officer, Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin).

Email: rebecca.arnold@sa.gov.au

Phone: + 61 8 8580 1815

Hours available:
Mon, Wed     9am – 3pm
Tues               9am – 5pm
Fri                   10.30am – 4.30pm

Stay up-to-date with the Murray and Mallee region by subscribing to the Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin e-newsletter.

 

Upcoming Events

Art in Parks: Capturing our Natural Surround

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Swanport Wetlands

Grab your camera and learn how to capture the natural beauty of Swanport Wetlands under the guidance of renowned Murray Bridge photographer, David Leane. Enjoy...

Art in Parks: Contribute to Public Art

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Langhorne Creek

Join local artist Alison Mugford, of Ali Mugford Mosaics, to contribute to two mosaics in a stunning natural setting. Tolderol Game Reserve is a well-known bird...

Art in Parks: Creatures in Clay

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Lot 16 Maurice Road Rocky Gully, SA 5253

Looking for a fun and educational day out for the kids this school holidays? This workshop is it! This workshop is fantastic opportunity for kids...

Art in Parks: Pencils and Petals

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Cox Scrub Conservation Park

Learn various techniques to create an array of textures and patterns, under the expert guidance of local artist Carol Bann. Be inspired by the fauna...

Art in Parks: Suncatchers by the Lake

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Totness Recreation Park

Looking for a fun and educational day out for the kids this school holidays? This workshop is it! This workshop is fantastic opportunity for kids...

Art in Parks: The Colours of Kinchina

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Lot 16 Maurice Road Rocky Gully, SA 5253

Be inspired by the peaceful surroundings of Kinchina Conservation Park in spring as it blossoms with orchids, lilies and beautiful wildflowers. You will create artwork...