Delegate River

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Delegete[1], Delegate River East Branch[2], Delegate River West Branch[3]
Country Australia
States Victoria, New South Wales
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps, Snowy Mountains
LGAs East Gippsland, Bombala
Part of Snowy River
 - 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 Gunmark Range, Errinundra Plateau
 - location near Goongerah, East Gippsland, Victoria
 - elevation 1,150 m (3,773 ft)
 - coordinates 37°07′56″S 148°46′37″E / 37.13222°S 148.77694°E / -37.13222; 148.77694
Mouth confluence 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
Length 50 km (31 mi)
National parks Errinundra NP, Kosciuszko NP
Reservoir Talbingo Reservoir
Delegate River is located in New South Wales
Delegate River
Mouth of the Delegate River in New South Wales

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.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Delegate River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Delegate River East Branch: 615536". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 2 June 2013. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Delegate River West Branch: 615537". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 2 June 2013. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Delegate River: 615535". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Map of Delegate River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 

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