|Name origin: In honour of William Adams Brodribb.|
|Regions||South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland|
|Local government area||Shire of East Gippsland|
|Part of||Snowy River catchment|
|- left||Ellery Creek, B A Creek, Ferntree Creek, Big River, Rich River, Tooti Creek, Jack River, Cabbage Tree Creek|
|- right||Goongerah Creek, Joy Creek, Dead Bull Creek, Dead Calf Creek, Ironbark Creek, Martin Creek (Victoria), Sardine Creek, Wild Cow Creek, Dynamite Creek, Gravelly Creek, Camp Creek (Victoria)|
|- location||Errinundra National Park|
|- elevation||334 m (1,096 ft)|
|Source confluence||South Branch and North Branch of the Brodribb River|
|Mouth||confluence with the Snowy River|
|- location||Lake Corringle-Lake Wat Wat Wildlife Reserve|
|- elevation||41 m (135 ft)|
|Length||105 km (65 mi)|
|National park||Errinundra NP|
|Nature reserves||Brodribb Flora, Lake Curlip State Game, Lake Corringle-Lake Wat Wat Wildlife|
Course and features
Formed by the confluence of the South Branch and the North Branch of the river, the Brodribb River rises below the Errinundra Plateau within the Errinundra National Park east of the locality of Goongerah. The river flows generally south by west by south, joined by the Big, Rich, and Jack rivers and sixteen minor tributaries, flowing through a series of reserves and through Lake Curlip, before reaching its confluence with the Snowy River, within the Lake Corringle-Lake Wat Wat Wildlife Reserve in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 337 metres (1,106 ft) over its 105-kilometre (65 mi) course.
An area of 17 square kilometres (6.6 sq mi) of wetlands along the lower reaches of the river has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports a small breeding population of the endangered Australasian bittern.
In its upper reaches, the river is traversed on multiple occasions by the Bonang Highway. In its lower reaches, the river is traversed by the Princess Highway, east of Orbost; and the Marlo Road, north of Marlo.
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- Blake, Les (1977). Place names of Victoria. Adelaide: Rigby. p. 294. ISBN 0-7270-0250-3., cited in Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria". The Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
- "Map of Brodribb River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
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- "Snowy River sub-catchment". East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Government of Victoria.
- "Snowy River - Catchment Map" (map). East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Government of Victoria.
- East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (2013). East Gippsland regional catchment strategy 2013 -2019 (PDF). Bairnsdale: East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. ISBN 978-0-9758164-6-2.
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