Farmers are looking forward and planning sowing after recent rain arrived in the MIA.
April was the wettest month of the year so far with 113.4 millimetres recorded in Leeton shire, this follows on from a reasonably wet march, which nudged just under the 100mm mark.
The rain during the last week of April has been likened to an autumn break which happens around Anzac Day.
All of this is leading to positive news for the MIA's farmers.
Communities will also be keen to see more rain fall around the MIA, but also in dam catchment areas to support irrigation allocations.
Snow has already been recorded in the state's alpine areas, which is another positive sign for the catchments.
Leeton shire ricegrower Rob Houghton said he was feeling positive because the recent rain wasn't associated with a cyclone.
"It's heartening that we're getting rain. For the first time this rain is what I would call a traditional autumn break," he said.
"Fingers cross we get more rain, particularly in the mountains."
Mr Houghton said for farmers sowing a winter crop the rain would give them hope that a harvest can be grown on the moisture already in the soil.
With better news coming from the heavens, comes more confidence within the region, which has been dealing with the ongoing drought and low water allocations for some years.
All eyes will now continue to be on the skies over the winter months, with the Bureau of Meteorology saying above average May to July rainfal is likely for two-thirds of southern Australia.
The bureau said winter in 2020 was likely to be wetter than average for most of Australia, with high chances of rainfall in central and inland southeast Australia.
However, there is no rain predicted for the MIA across the next seven days.