Bremer River (Western Australia)

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Bremer River
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source near Jerramungup
287 m (942 ft)[1]
River mouth Wellstead Estuary at Bremer Bay
Basin size 716 km2 (276 sq mi)[2]
Physical characteristics
Length 70 kilometres (43 mi)
  • Average rate:
    2,700 megalitres per year (95×10^6 cu ft/a)

Bremer River is a river in Western Australia that rises near Jerramungup at the border of the Yilgarn plateau. The river flows in a generally south-easterly direction and the river valley becomes steadily deeper as the river approaches the coast where it has eroded the Pallinup siltstone deposits that deposited over the underlying granite.

The name Bremer River was first recorded in 1919 and is believed to come from the town of Bremer Bay that is located on the Wellstead estuary where the river flows into Bremer Bay.[3]

The river has two minor tributaries: Devil Creek and Lizzie Creek.

About 80% of the catchment area has been cleared for agriculture, mostly for cropping and grazing.[4]

The river is saline varying from 3-4 to 150‰ depending on the season.


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Bremer River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "South Coast River Care - Bremer River". 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2007. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2007. 
  4. ^ "Fitzgerald Biosphere Group - The Bremer River Catchment Project". 2007. Archived from the original on 25 October 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2008. 

Coordinates: 34°23′01.67″S 119°22′30″E / 34.3837972°S 119.37500°E / -34.3837972; 119.37500