East Gippsland’s waterways are remarkable ‘natural assets’ of Victoria, with the highest proportion of streams in ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’ condition in the state (approximately 82%) according to the Index of Stream Condition criteria.

The major rivers in the East Gippsland region are Genoa, Cann, Bemm, Snowy, Tambo, Nicholson and Mitchell.

Our waterways provide many of Victoria’s best fishing, swimming, camping, boating and scenic attractions. The health of these waterways underpins many aspects of tourism, employment and investment in the region.  

Bemm River

The Bemm River is formed at the confluence of the Errinundra and Combienbar Rivers, upstream from the small township of Club Terrace.

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Cann River

The Cann River is formed at the confluence of two streams – the East and West branches of the Cann – at Weeragua, flowing into Tamboon Inlet

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Genoa River

The Genoa River flows from southern NSW into Victoria where it joins the Wallagaraugh River and flows into Mallacoota Inlet.

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Mitchell River

The Mitchell begins at the confluence of the Wonnangatta and Dargo Rivers.

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Nicholson River

The Nicholson River catchment is river relatively small and short in length. 

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Snowy River

The Snowy River starts on the slopes of Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain.

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Tambo River

The Tambo River starts on the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range.

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Rivers Map

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past and present.