Franklin River (Victoria)

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Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), South Gippsland
Local government area South Gippsland Shire
Part of West Gippsland catchment
Settlements Wonga, Port Franklin
Source Strzelecki Ranges
 - location south of Gunyah Gunyah
 - elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
 - coordinates 38°31′18″S 146°18′43″E / 38.52167°S 146.31194°E / -38.52167; 146.31194
Mouth Corner Inlet, Bass Strait
 - location Port Franklin
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 38°42′24″S 146°17′35″E / 38.70667°S 146.29306°E / -38.70667; 146.29306Coordinates: 38°42′24″S 146°17′35″E / 38.70667°S 146.29306°E / -38.70667; 146.29306
Length 33 km (20.5 mi)
Franklin River (Victoria) is located in Victoria
Franklin River (Victoria)
Mouth of the Franklin River in Victoria

The Franklin River, a perennial river of the West Gippsland catchment, is located in the South Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Location and features[edit]

The river rises in the Strzelecki Ranges south of Gunyah Gunyah and flows generally south through steep mountainous terrain in the Strzelecki State Forest in a highly meandering course, until it breaks out into open farmland, joined by one minor tributary, before emptying into the river mouth of Corner Inlet at Port Franklin, and then spilling into Bass Strait. The river descends 452 metres (1,483 ft) over its combined 33-kilometre (21 mi) course.[2]

There are many good fishing spots with good public access.

The river is traversed by the South Gippsland Highway west of Toora.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Franklin River: 15870". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Franklin River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2014.