The Goolengook River is a perennial river of the Bemm River catchment, located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Goolengook River is located in Victoria
Goolengook River
Mouth of the Goolengook River in Victoria
EtymologyAboriginal Bidhawal[1]
RegionSouth East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government areaShire of East Gippsland
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Ellery
 ⁃ locationErrinundra National Park
 ⁃ elevation444 m (1,457 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Bemm River
 ⁃ location
west of Cann River
 ⁃ coordinates
37°33′13″S 148°54′50″E / 37.55361°S 148.91389°E / -37.55361; 148.91389Coordinates: 37°33′13″S 148°54′50″E / 37.55361°S 148.91389°E / -37.55361; 148.91389
 ⁃ elevation
90 m (300 ft)
Length27 km (17 mi)
Basin features
River systemBemm River catchment
 ⁃ leftBlack Watch Creek
 ⁃ rightLittle Goolengook River, Arte River
National parkErrinundra NP

Course and featuresEdit

Goolengook River rises below Mount Ellery, near Ellery Camp, in remote country in the Errinundra National Park, and flows generally south by east, joined by the Little Goolengook and Arte rivers and one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Bemm River, west of the town of Cann River in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 353 metres (1,158 ft) over its 27-kilometre (17 mi) course.[2]

The Goolengook River sub-catchment area is managed by the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Goolengook River: 16541". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Goolengook River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2014.

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