Chichester River

The Chichester River, a perennial stream of the Hunter River catchment, is located in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

Chichester River
Location of the Chichester River mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Upper Hunter
Physical characteristics
SourceChichester Range below Barrington Tops
  locationeast of Careys Peak
  elevation1,330 m (4,360 ft)
MouthWilliams River
Bandon Grove, north northwest of Dungog
32°18′S 151°43′E
82 m (269 ft)
Length42 km (26 mi)
Basin features
River systemHunter River catchment
  leftWangat River
National parkBarrington Tops NP


The Chichester River rises in the Chichester Range below Barrington Tops and east of Careys Peak, and flows generally southeast, joined by the Wangat River, before reaching its confluence with the Williams River at Bandon Grove, north northwest of Dungog. Chichester River descends 1,240 metres (4,070 ft) over its 42 kilometres (26 mi) course.[1]

The river is impounded by Chichester Dam where some of its water is retained for water supply of Newcastle.[2]

See also


  1. "Map of Chichester River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  2. "Chichester River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 March 2013.

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