|Name origin: Aboriginal: meaning "rocky"|
|Regions||Victorian Midlands (IBRA), Western District|
|Local government area||Moyne Shire, Warrnambool|
|Part of||Glenelg Hopkins catchment|
|- left||Russell Creek (Victoria), Sawpit Creek|
|Source confluence||Spring Creek and Drysdale Creek|
|- location||near Bushfield|
|- elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|Mouth||Stingray Bay, Southern Ocean|
|- location||Pickering Point, near Warrnambool|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||31 km (19 mi)|
Course and features
Formed by the confluence of the Spring Creek and Drysdale Creek, the Merri River rises below Bushfield and flows generally south joined by two minor tributaries before reaching its mouth and emptying into Stingray Bay, part of the Southern Ocean, near the city of Warrnambool. The river descends 29 metres (95 ft) over its 31-kilometre (19 mi) course.
- "Merri River: 5084". Vicnames. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
- "Map of Merri River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
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