|Etymology||In honour of explorer, John Oxley|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||NSW North Coast (IBRA)|
|Source||Mount Durigan, McPherson Range|
|Source confluence||Hopping Dicks Creek and Tyalgum Creek|
|⁃ location||near Tyalgum|
|⁃ elevation||85 m (279 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Tweed River|
|Byangum, near Murwillumbah|
|7 m (23 ft)|
|Length||23 km (14 mi)|
|River system||Tweed River catchment|
|National park||Mount Warning NP|
Course and features
Formed by the confluence of the Hopping Dicks Creek and Tyalgum Creek, Oxley River rises below Mount Durigan on the southern slopes of the McPherson Range, near Tyalgum, and flows generally south by east, and then east, before reaching its confluence with the Tweed River near Murwillumbah. The river descends 78 metres (256 ft) over its 23 kilometres (14 mi) course.
In 2007, the federal government proposed damming the Rous River, Oxley River and Byrill Creek. Local opposition to the plan was formed via the Save the Caldera Rivers Campaign, in an effort to stop the proposed dams from being built.
- "Oxley River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- "Map of Oxley River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- "Committee wants more time for say on dam plans". ABC News. Australia: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 25 May 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
- "Tweed River catchment and small coastal creeks" (map). Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales.