Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA)

Type of Organisation

Australian Government department

Employer Profile

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is a Government statutory agency responsible for planning the integrated management of the water resources of the Murray–Darling Basin.


2017 promises to be a rewarding time to develop your passion and expertise in this challenging but worthwhile field as we implement the Basin Plan which guides the management of water resources across the Basin.


In cooperation with state/territory governments, the MDBA also manages and is involved in:

  • joint natural resources management programs

  • operation of the River Murray system

  • water-sharing between states

  • construction, operation and maintenance of structures.


Achieving a healthy, working Basin is a big job – we need influential and passionate ‘leaders of the future’ to do it.


Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 

All graduate positions are located in Canberra, however we have strong links with organisations in the wider Murray-Darling Basin and offer the possibility of an external rotation with our partners or stakeholders.


Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Australian Citizens Only


Roles available for Graduates 

Accounting, Economics, Finance, IT, Property.

Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply

MDBA accepts applications from all graduates. We are particularly interested in graduates qualified in:

  • Policy

  • Engineering

  • Environmental science

  • Hydrology

  • Social science, focusing on socio-economic planning

  • Economics

  • Law

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