Delegate River

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Delegete[1], Delegate River East Branch[2], Delegate River West Branch[3]
Delegate River is located in New South Wales
Delegate River
Mouth of the Delegate River in New South Wales
StatesVictoria, New South Wales
RegionAustralian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps, Snowy Mountains
LGAsEast Gippsland, Snowy Monaro
Physical characteristics
SourceGunmark Range, Errinundra Plateau
 ⁃ locationnear Goongerah, East Gippsland, Victoria
 ⁃ coordinates37°07′56″S 148°46′37″E / 37.13222°S 148.77694°E / -37.13222; 148.77694
 ⁃ elevation1,150 m (3,770 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Snowy River
 ⁃ location
Delegate, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales
 ⁃ coordinates
35°46′S 148°21′E / 35.767°S 148.350°E / -35.767; 148.350Coordinates: 35°46′S 148°21′E / 35.767°S 148.350°E / -35.767; 148.350
Length50 km (31 mi)
Basin features
River systemSnowy River
 ⁃ leftBidwell Creek, Snake Gully, Sawpit Creek, Brownlies Creek, Gibraltar Creek (New South Wales), Basin Creek, Tombong Creek
 ⁃ rightHutchinson Creek, Boundary Creek (New South Wales), Riverview Creek, Haydens Bog Creek, Little Plains River, Mother Moores Creek, Bombala River, Slaughter House Creek
National parksErrinundra NP, Kosciuszko NP

The Delegate 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 Delegate River rises below Cob Hill within Errinundra National Park on the north western slopes of Gunmark Range, part of the Errinundra Plateau, approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east northeast of Goongerah, in East Gippsland, Victoria. The river flows generally north, east southeast, northeast, north, and then northwest, flowing across the part of the boundary between New South Wales and Victoria, joined by sixteen tributaries including the Little Plains River and the Bombala River, before reaching its confluence with the Snowy River, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north northeast of Tombong, north of the town of Delegate[1] and west northwest of the town of Bombala. The river descends 643 metres (2,110 ft) over its 127-kilometre (79 mi) course.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Delegate River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 June 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Delegate River East Branch: 615536". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Archived from the original on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Delegate River West Branch: 615537". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Map of Delegate River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 June 2013.

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