Bendoc River

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Name origin: Believed to be derived from "Ben's Dock"[2]
Country Australia
States Victoria, New South Wales
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps, Snowy Mountains
LGAs East Gippsland, Bombala
Part of Snowy River catchment
 - left Bidwell Creek, Snake Gully, Sawpit Creek, Brownlies Creek, Gibraltar Creek (New South Wales), Basin Creek, Tombong Creek
 - right Hutchinson Creek, Boundary Creek (New South Wales), Riverview Creek, Haydens Bog Creek, Little Plains River, Mother Moores Creek, Bombala River, Slaughter House Creek
Source Errinundra Plateau
 - location near Bendoc, East Gippsland, Victoria
 - elevation 848 m (2,782 ft)
 - coordinates 37°08′16″S 148°53′50″E / 37.13778°S 148.89722°E / -37.13778; 148.89722
Mouth confluence with Queensborough River to form the Little Plains River
 - location near Craigie, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales
 - elevation 756 m (2,480 ft)
 - coordinates 37°07′50″S 149°00′59″E / 37.13056°S 149.01639°E / -37.13056; 149.01639Coordinates: 37°07′50″S 149°00′59″E / 37.13056°S 149.01639°E / -37.13056; 149.01639
Length 22 km (14 mi)
National park Errinundra NP
Bendoc River is located in New South Wales
Bendoc River
Location of the Bendoc River mouth, north of the Black-Allan Line in New South Wales

The Bendoc River is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the Alpine regions of the states of Victoria and New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Bendoc River rises within Errinundra National Park on the Errinundra Plateau, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south by east of Bendoc, in East Gippsland, Victoria. The river flows generally north northwest, west northeast, southeast, and then northeast, joined by four minor tributaries, before joining with the Queensborough River to form the Little Plains River approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south southwest of Craigie, north of the Black-Allan Line that forms part of the border between Victoria and New South Wales.[1] The river descends 92 metres (302 ft) over its 22-kilometre (14 mi) course.[3]


The name of the river is believed to be derived from a dock that was located on the river in Victoria, adjacent to a pastoral lease held by Benjamin Boyd. The dock was named "Ben's Dock". However, there was a lack of uniformity in the spelling, variously as Bendoc or Bendock, in relation to a mountain, the river, a parish, and the town near the Victoria and New South Wales borders. In 1966, the Shire of Orbost informed the Victorian government that local sentiment wished to retain the spelling Bendoc. The matter was finalised when the decision of the Minister of Lands was published in the Victoria Government Gazette on 29 May 1968, proclaiming the town and river to be spelt Bendoc.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Bendoc River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Bendoc River: 613509". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Bendoc River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 

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