|Name origin: In honour of Frederick Powlett, the Commissioner of the District of Western Port|
|Regions||South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), West Gippsland|
|Local government area||Bass Coast|
|Part of||Western Port catchment|
|- right||Foster Creek|
|- location||near Ellerside, north of Inverloch|
|- elevation||42 m (138 ft)|
|- location||west of Wonthaggi|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||27 km (17 mi)|
Location and features
The Powlett River rises on the southern slopes of the Strzelecki Ranges, near Ellerside, north of Inverloch, and flows generally west, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its mouth within Bass Strait, west of Wonthaggi, within the Shire of Bass Coast. The river descends 40 metres (130 ft) over its 27 kilometres (17 mi) course.
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- Media related to Powlett River at Wikimedia Commons
- "West Gippsland Regional Catchment Strategy (2013 - 2019)" (PDF – 4MB). West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. 2012. ISBN 978-0-9805562-8-5.
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