Anglesea River

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Anglesea (Kuarka-dorla[1])
Deep Gully, Marshy Creek, Salt Gully[2]
Name origin: After Anglesey, an island in Wales.[3][4]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), The Otways
Local government area Surf Coast Shire
Part of Corangamite catchment
Landmark Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Walk
Source Otway Ranges
 - location east of Winchelsea
 - coordinates 38°23′44″S 144°10′59″E / 38.39556°S 144.18306°E / -38.39556; 144.18306
Mouth Bass Strait
 - location Anglesea
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 38°24′55″S 144°11′35″E / 38.41528°S 144.19306°E / -38.41528; 144.19306Coordinates: 38°24′55″S 144°11′35″E / 38.41528°S 144.19306°E / -38.41528; 144.19306
National park Great Otway National Park
Anglesea River is located in Victoria
Anglesea River
Location of the Anglesea River mouth in Victoria

The Anglesea River is a perennial river of the Corangamite catchment, located in The Otways region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Location and features[edit]

The Anglesea River rises in the Otway Ranges east of Winchelsea and flows generally east by south before reaching its mouth and emptying into Bass Strait near the town of the same name.


In the Australian Aboriginal Wathawurrung language the name for the river is Kuarka-dorla, meaning "place to catch mullet".[1]

The river was named after Anglesey, an island in Wales.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Anglesea River: 2671". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Anglesea River: 2671". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Blake, Les (1977). Place names of Victoria. Adelaide: Rigby. p. 294. ISBN 0-7270-0250-3. 
  4. ^ a b Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). The Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 February 2011. 

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