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Belubula River
King Plains Creek, Dungeon Creek
Perennial river
Concrete bridge over the Belubula River in Carcoar.jpg
Concrete bridge over the Belubula River in Carcoar
Name origin: Aboriginal: stony river; big lagoon
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: South Eastern Highlands
District Central West
Municipalities Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne
Part of Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
 - left Coombing Creek, Mandurama Ponds, Limestone Creek (New South Wales), Jacks Creek (New South Wales)
 - right Cadiangullong Creek, Swallow Creek, Panuara Rivulet, Nyrang Creek
Landmark Carcoar Dam
Source
 - location south of Vittoria
 - elevation 936 m (3,071 ft)
Mouth Lachlan River
 - location east of Gooloogong
 - elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Length 165 km (103 mi)

Belubula River is a perennial river in the central west region of New South Wales, Australia. It flows into the Lachlan River, which is part of the Murray-Darling basin.

The Belubula begins near Vittoria, between Bathurst and Orange. It flows south and west, joined by eight smaller streams. It flows into Carcoar Lake before reaching its mouth at the Lachlan River, east of Gooloogong. It drops 674 metres (2,211 ft) over its course of 165 kilometres (103 mi).

The name comes from the Indigenous Australian word for "stony river" or "big lagoon". The first people to live by the Belubula River are the Wiradjuri clan.

Towns on the Belubula River, from its source towards its mouth, include Blayney, Carcoar, and Canowindra.

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