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Billabong Creek at Moulamein
Billabong Creek is located in New South Wales
Billabong Creek
Location of the Billabong Creek mouth in New South Wales
Other name(s) Moulamein
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region Riverina (IBRA)
LGA Federation Council
Towns Morven, Culcairn, Walbundrie, Rand, Jerilderie, Conargo, Wanganella, Moulamein
Physical characteristics
River mouth confluence with the Edward River
70 m (230 ft)
Length 320 km (200 mi)
Basin features
River system Murray catchment,
Murray-Darling basin
Basin size 791 km2 (305 sq mi)

The Billabong Creek, a partly perennial stream of the Murray River catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.

At 320 kilometres (200 mi) (with some estimates ranging up to 596 kilometres (370 mi)), Billabong Creek is believed to be the longest creek in the world.

Course and features

Formed by the confluence of the Yarra Yarra Creek and Little Billabong Creek, Billabong Creek rises on the Great Dividing Range, north of Holbrook, and flows generally west, northwest, and west, joined by sixteen minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Edward River, at Moulamein. The creek descends 252 metres (827 ft) over its 320-kilometre (200 mi) course.

From source to mouth, the creek passes through the towns of Morven, Culcairn, Walbundrie, Rand, Jerilderie, Conargo, Wanganella, and Moulamein.

The creek has a catchment area of 791 square kilometres (305 sq mi) and is the main present drainage line between the Murray and the Murrumbidgee rivers. Alluvial deposits from the system fill a long narrow paleovalley that extends for about 150 kilometres (93 mi) from Garryowen (near Holbrook) to Walla Walla.


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