Big River (Goulburn River, Victoria)

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Big River 1 Stevage.jpg
A campsite on the Big River Road, southwest of Jamieson
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Northern Country/North Central
Local government area Mansfield
Part of Goulburn Broken catchment,
Murray-Darling basin
 - left Torbreck River, Taponga River
Source Yarra Ranges, Great Dividing Range
Source confluence Springs Creek and Oaks Creek
 - location remote state forestry land
 - elevation 608 m (1,995 ft)
 - coordinates 37°36′25″S 146°01′51″E / 37.60694°S 146.03083°E / -37.60694; 146.03083
Mouth confluence with the Goulburn River
 - location Lake Eildon
 - elevation 260 m (853 ft)
 - coordinates 37°18′54″S 146°02′59″E / 37.31500°S 146.04972°E / -37.31500; 146.04972Coordinates: 37°18′54″S 146°02′59″E / 37.31500°S 146.04972°E / -37.31500; 146.04972
Length 62 km (39 mi)
National park Lake Eildon National Park
Reservoir Lake Eildon
Big River (Goulburn River, Victoria) is located in Victoria
Big River (Goulburn River, Victoria)
Location of the Big River mouth in Victoria

The Big River, an inland perennial river of the Goulburn Broken catchment, part of the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the lower South Eastern Highlands bioregion and Northern Country/North Central regions of the Australian state of Victoria. The headwaters of the Big River rise on the northern slopes of the Yarra Ranges and descend to flow into the Goulburn River within Lake Eildon.

Location and features[edit]

Formed by the confluence of the Springs and Oaks Creeks, the Big River rises in remote state forestry country on the northern slopes of the Yarra Ranges, part of the Great Dividing Range. The river flows generally north, through rugged national park and state forests as the river descends, joined by thirteen tributaries including the Torbreck River and the Taponga River, before reaching its confluence with the Goulburn River within the impounded Lake Eildon, located in the Lake Eildon National Park. The river descends 349 metres (1,145 ft) over its 62-kilometre (39 mi) course.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Big River: 10667". Vicnames. 2 May 1966. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Big River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 August 2014.