Major Australian Rivers

A photo of the Goulburn River showing many tree snags
The Goulburn River in
North Eastern Victoria

The Goulburn is the most important Victorian tributary to the Murray River.  This section is typical of many rivers in the Murray-Darling basin.  Here it is full of fallen trees which provide the habitat preferred by native fish.  Unfortunately, its use as merely a supply channel for irrigation using water from the very large man made Lake Eildon severely interferes with natural cycles in the river.  As a result, despite what seems like adequate habitat in the middle and lower reaches, fish populations are far below optimum.

A map of Australia showing major river systems

See Key below for river names

Map  |  Numeric Key  |  Alphabetical Key

Numeric Key To River Names

1Murray2Darling3Murrumbidgee
4Lachlan5Campaspe6Yarra
7Goulburn8Latrobe9Ovens
10Snowy11Derwent12Shoalhaven
13Hunter14Macleay15Clarence
16Bogan17Macquarie18Namoi
19Barwon20Condamine21Warrego
22Dawson23Fitzroy24Mackenzie
25Isaac26Burdekin27Suttor
28Mitchell29Alice30Jardine
31Staaten32Flinders33Leichhardt
34Nicholson35Roper36Wilton
37Daly38Katherine39Victoria
40Ord41Drysdale42Fitzroy
43Margaret44De Grey45Fortescue
46Ashburton47Gascoyne48Murchison
49Swan/Avon50Blackwood51Coopers Creek
52Barcoo53Thompson54Diamantina
55Georgina56Finke57Palmer

Map  |  Numeric Key  |  Alphabetical Key

Alphabetical Key To River Names

Alice29 Ashburton46 Barcoo52
Barwon19 Blackwood50 Bogan16
Burdekin26 Campaspe5 Clarence15
Condamine20 Coopers Creek51 Daly37
Darling2 Dawson22 De Grey44
Derwent11 Diamantina54 Drysdale41
Finke56 Fitzroy (Qld)23 Fitzroy (WA)42
Flinders32 Fortescue45 Gascoyne47
Georgina55 Goulburn7 Hunter13
Isaac25 Jardine30 Katherine38
Lachlan4 Latrobe8 Leichhardt33
Mackenzie24 Macleay14 Macquarie17
Margaret43 Mitchell28 Murchison48
Murray1 Murrumbidgee3 Namoi18
Nicholson34 Ord40 Ovens9
Palmer37 Roper35 Shoalhaven12
Snowy10 Staaten31 Suttor27
Swan/Avon49 Thompson53 Victoria39
Warrego21 Wilton36 Yarra6

Map  |  Numeric Key  |  Alphabetical Key

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