|Name origin: In honour of Joseph Gellibrand|
|Regions||South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), The Otways|
|Local government area||Colac Otway Shire|
|Part of||Corangamite catchment|
|- left||Carlisle River|
|Landmarks||Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Walk|
|- location||near Upper Gellibrand|
|- elevation||356 m (1,168 ft)|
|Mouth||Great Australian Bight|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||96 km (60 mi)|
|National parks||Great Otway; Port Campbell|
|Reservoir||West Gellibrand Dam|
Location and features
The Gellibrand River rises in the Otway Ranges in southwest Victoria, near the locality of Upper Gellibrand in the Beech Forest. The river flows in a highly meandering course generally west, and then south by west through the Great Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park, joined by fourteen tributaries including the Carlisle River, before reaching its river mouth and emptying into the Great Australian Bight, at the locality of Princetown. From its highest point, the river descends 256 metres (840 ft) over its 94-kilometre (58 mi) course.
It its upper reaches, the river is impounded by the West Gellibrand Dam.
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- "Corangamite Catchment Management Authority". Government of Victoria. 2014. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014.
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