Vasse River

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Vasse River
Vasse river busselton gnangarra 01.JPG
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source Whicher Range
79 metres (259 ft)[1]
River mouth Vasse Estuary
sea level
Basin size 283 square kilometres (109 sq mi)[2]
Physical characteristics
Length 32 kilometres (20 mi)

The Vasse River is a river in the South West of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river are in the Whicher Range below Chapman Hill and flows in a northerly direction through the City of Busselton until discharging into the Vasse Estuary and then the Indian Ocean via Wonnerup Inlet and Geographe Bay.

The river is named after French seaman Thomas (Timothy) Vasse, who disappeared in the area June 1801 during Nicolas Baudin's expedition.

It is estimated that 81.5% of the Vasse River catchment has been cleared.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Vasse River". 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Water Corporation - Catchment Characteristics". 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Vasse River Action Plan". 2000. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 

Coordinates: 33°43′1″S 115°21′34″E / 33.71694°S 115.35944°E / -33.71694; 115.35944