Beardy River

Beardy River,[3] a perennial river that is part of the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.

Beardy River
Glen Creek, Robertsons Creek, Washpool Creek[1]
The Beardy River weir
StateNew South Wales
IBRANew England Tablelands
DistrictNew England
MunicipalityGlen Innes Severn
Physical characteristics
  locationnear Deepwater
  elevation1,030 m (3,380 ft)
Source confluenceDumaresq River
  locationnear Bonshaw
  elevation354 m (1,161 ft)
Length90 km (56 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurray–Darling basin


The river rises 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) north–north–west of Deepwater and flows south–west, west–north–west and then north–north-west, before its confluence with the Dumaresq River, about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south–east of Bonshaw.[1] The river generally runs south of Torrington State Recreation Area, descending 675 metres (2,215 ft) over its 90 kilometres (56 mi) course.[2]

Wildlife in Beardy River region

The Beardy River region, particularly the Beardy River Hill Catchment Management Authority sub-region, is rich in rare flora and fauna. Endangered plants such as the MacNutt's wattle, velvet wattle and Torrington pea have been found here. The area is also home to endangered birds such as the glossy black-cockatoo, brown treecreeper, swift parrot, square-tailed kite and barking owl. The area also has a few marsupials, including the spotted-tailed quoll, squirrel glider and koala.[4]


  1. "Beardy River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  2. "Map of Beardy River, NSW". Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  3. "Beardy River Hills" (PDF). Government of Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 June 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  4. "Threatened Species Found in Beardy River Hills CMA sub-region". New South Wales Government. Retrieved 31 December 2012.

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