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.
The Bemm River is formed at the confluence of the Errinundra and Combienbar Rivers, upstream from the small township of Club Terrace.
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
The Genoa River flows from southern NSW into Victoria where it joins the Wallagaraugh River and flows into Mallacoota Inlet.
The Mitchell begins at the confluence of the Wonnangatta and Dargo Rivers.
The Nicholson River catchment is river relatively small and short in length.
The Snowy River starts on the slopes of Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain.
The Tambo River starts on the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range.