Oxley River

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Oxley River
Middle Arm Tweed River[1]
Perennial river
Name origin: In honour of explorer, John Oxley
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region NSW North Coast (IBRA)
LGA Tweed
Part of Tweed River catchment
City Murwillumbah
Source Mount Durigan, McPherson Range
Source confluence Hopping Dicks Creek and Tyalgum Creek
 - location near Tyalgum
 - elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Tweed River
 - location Byangum, near Murwillumbah
 - elevation 7 m (23 ft)
 - coordinates 28°21′20″S 153°21′38″E / 28.35556°S 153.36056°E / -28.35556; 153.36056Coordinates: 28°21′20″S 153°21′38″E / 28.35556°S 153.36056°E / -28.35556; 153.36056
Length 23 km (14 mi)
National park Mount Warning NP
Oxley River is located in New South Wales
Oxley River
The mouth of the Oxley River, located in New South Wales

Oxley River, a perennial river of the Tweed River catchment, is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Formed by the confluence of the Hopping Dicks Creek and Tyalgum Creek, Oxley River rises below Mount Durigan on the southern slopes of the McPherson Range, near Tyalgum, and flows generally south by east, and then east, before reaching its confluence with the Tweed River near Murwillumbah. The river descends 78 metres (256 ft) over its 23 kilometres (14 mi) course.[2]

In 2007, the federal government proposed damming the Rous River, Oxley River and Byrill Creek.[3] Local opposition to the plan was formed via the Save the Caldera Rivers Campaign, in an effort to stop the proposed dams from being built.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Oxley River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Oxley River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Committee wants more time for say on dam plans". ABC News. Australia: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 25 May 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 

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