Little Yarra River

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Little Yarra
Little Yarra River at Yarra Junction.JPG
Little Yarra River at Yarra Junction, in 2009.
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Greater Metropolitan Melbourne
LGA Yarra Ranges Shire
Part of Port Phillip catchment
 - right Britannia Creek
Townships Powelltown, Gladysdale, Yarra Junction
Source Yarra Ranges
 - location east of Powelltown
 - elevation 254 m (833 ft)
 - coordinates 37°51′59″S 145°46′18″E / 37.86639°S 145.77167°E / -37.86639; 145.77167
Mouth confluence with the Yarra River
 - location west of Yarra Junction
 - elevation 107 m (351 ft)
 - coordinates 37°46′28″S 145°35′20″E / 37.77444°S 145.58889°E / -37.77444; 145.58889Coordinates: 37°46′28″S 145°35′20″E / 37.77444°S 145.58889°E / -37.77444; 145.58889
Length 24 km (15 mi)
Nature reserve Yarra Junction Reserve
Little Yarra River is located in Victoria
Little Yarra River
Location of the Little Yarra River mouth
in Victoria

The Little Yarra River is a perennial river of the Port Phillip catchment, located in the Greater Metropolitan Melbourne region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Location and features[edit]

The Little Yarra River rises in native forests in the Yarra Ranges around Powelltown in east–central Victoria. The river flows generally west by north, passing through rural areas and joined by one minor tributary, before reacihng its confluence with the Yarra River west of the town of Yarra Junction.[3][4] The river descends 147 metres (482 ft) over its 24 kilometres (15 mi) course.[2]

The river is traversed by the Warburton Highway east of Yarra Junction.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Little Yarra River: 19740". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Little Yarra River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Melbourne Water; Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority. "Port Phillip and Westernport Regional River Health Strategy". Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Melbourne Water; Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (2004). "Melbourne’s Rivers and Creeks 2004" (PDF) (PDF). Retrieved 8 February 2011.