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Information about East Gippsland's precious waterways.


East Gippsland boasts highly significant waterways.  The Gippsland Lakes are the largest estuarine lagoon system in Australia and are listed under the RAMSAR convention for their unique natural landforms, vegetation and for hosting thousands of water birds.  They stretch over 400 square kilometres in a network of inland estuarine waterways fed by the Mitchell, Nicholson and Tambo Rivers. 


While the Mitchell River is the largest unregulated river in Victoria, East Gippsland hosts many other stunning rivers and estuaries, such as the Snowy, Thurra and Bemm Rivers, as well as smaller streams and creeks.




Urban Waterway Guidelines and Management Strategy


The Urban Waterway Guidelines provide advice and considerations to progress towards a best practice approach to the management of waterways in the urban environment and recommends policy principles. And the Urban Waterway Guidelines and Management Strategy assist Council, developers and the wider community to plan for and manage healthy urban waterways that influence the health of the Gippsland Lakes, and support community wellbeing and connection to the environment.


Urban Waterway Guidelines (PDF 1MB)

Urban Waterway Management Strategy (PDF 2.5MB)


Waterways Links

East Gippsland Waterwatch

East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority

Department of Environment

Love Our Lakes

Gippsland Coastal Board

Discover East Gippsland - Tours and Cruises

Discover East Gippsland - Gippsland Lakes  

Coastlinks Victoria





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