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Bermagui River
An aerial view of the mouth of the Bermagui River, pictured bottom left, 2011.
Native name Permageua
Other name(s) Bermaguee
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region South East Corner (IBRA), South Coast
Local government area Bega Valley
Town Bermagui
Physical characteristics
Main source Coolagolite Creek and Nutleys Creek
Bermagui South
26 m (85 ft)
River mouth Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
near Bermagui
Length 7 km (4.3 mi)
  • Average depth:
    1.1 m (3 ft 7 in)
Basin features
Basin size 296 km2 (114 sq mi)

Bermagui River is an open and trained semi-mature wave dominated barrier estuary or perennial river located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

Formed by the confluence of the Coolagolite Creek and Nutleys Creek, near Bermagui South, the Bermagui River flows generally east, before reaching its mouth into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean near Bermagui. The river descends 26 metres (85 ft) over its 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) course.

The catchment area of the river is 83 square kilometres (32 sq mi) with a volume of 2,160 megalitres (76×10^6 cu ft) over a surface area of 2.2 square kilometres (0.85 sq mi), at an average depth of 1.1 metres (3 ft 7 in).

The name of the river is derived from the Aboriginal Dyirringanj word, spelled variously as permageua and bermaguee, meaning a canoe with paddles.

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