Berrima River

The Berrima River (in Victoria),[1] also called the Berrima Creek (in New South Wales),[2] is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria.

Suggan Buggan, Toonginbooka, Oonginbooka[1]
Location of the Berrima River mouth, south of the Black-Allan Line, in Victoria
EtymologyAboriginal: meaning "to the south"[2]
StateNew South Wales, Victoria
RegionAustralian Alps (IBRA), Snowy Mountains, Victorian Alps
Local government areasSnowy Monaro Regional Council, Shire of East Gippsland
Physical characteristics
SourceBerrima Range, Great Dividing Range
  locationSnowy Mountains, New South Wales
  coordinates36°48′4″S 148°14′42″E
  elevation1,030 m (3,380 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Freestone Creek to form the Suggan Buggan River
Alpine National Park, Victoria
36°51′54″S 148°14′7″E
695 m (2,280 ft)
Length8 km (5.0 mi)
Basin features
River systemSnowy River catchment
National parkAlpine NP

Course and features

The Berrima River rises below the Berrima Range in a remote alpine wilderness area just north of the Black-Allan Line that forms part of the border between New South Wales and Victoria. The river flows generally south, before reaching its confluence with the Freestone Creek to form the Suggan Buggan River in the Shire of East Gippsland, within the Alpine National Park in Victoria. The river descends 336 metres (1,102 ft) over its 8-kilometre (5.0 mi) course.[3]


The word berrima is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning "to the south".[2]


Aboriginal history

The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Berrima River are the Australian Aboriginal Bidawal and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero peoples.[4]

See also


  1. "Berrima River: 10548". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. "Berrima Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. "Map of Berrima River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  4. "Snowy River National Park". Explore national parks. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
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