Barwon RiverĀ 


The Barwon River, running through Geelong, Victoria, is Australia’s longest river. It rises in the Victorian Alps and flows 270kms to empty into Bass Strait at Queenscliff. The river provides vital habitat for many species of fish and bird species, including the critically endangered southern right whale. The river was designated a National Heritage listed area in 1992. In March 2017, 2,000 Australian quolls (a small marsupial mammal) were relocated from the city of Geelong’s sewer system to a dry forest near the Barwon River in an effort to protect the species.

The Barwon River is the longest river in Victoria, Australia. It is 410 kilometres long and flows from the Grampians National Park, east of the Victorian capital city of Melbourne. The Barwon River rises in the Grampians National Park. It joins the Kiewa River in Torquay.

When you live along the coast, water is important. The sea is the lifeblood of our region. Not only does it provide money through fishing and tourism, it creates a sense of place and community. But apart from the obvious ways that this river influences our lives, it also provides opportunities for us to connect with nature and ourselves.

At 5,000 kilometres long, the Barwon River is the largest river in Australia. Found in the South West, it flows from the Grampians National Park and the Great Dividing Range, through the Murray River and out into the Bass Strait, where it flows into Port Phillip Bay. The Barwon River rises at Mount Hotham, then flows south-east, before turning southwest to empty into Port Phillip Bay. The river flows through the towns of Barwon Heads, Geelong, Lara and Torquay.

The Barwon River, also known as the Barwon, is a river on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, which drains the Bellarine Plains. The river is a tidal estuary, flowing from the southern slopes of the Moorabool Range, through Geelong, and empties into the Western Port.

The Barwon River, also known as the Corio Bay, is part of the Bay Of Plenty coastline. The river flows for 118 kilometres (73 mi) from the Great Dividing Range to the sea, and provides the drinking water for Geelong. It is named after Sir Roderick McKenzie, 1st Baronet, Governor of New South Wales from 1858 to 1861, who was also known as Barwon. The river flows northwards, with most of its length within the Borough of Geelong.