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Delegate River is located in New South Wales
Delegate River
Mouth of the Delegate River in New South Wales
Other name(s) Delegete, Delegate River East Branch, Delegate River West Branch
Country Australia
States Victoria, New South Wales
Region Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps, Snowy Mountains
LGAs East Gippsland, Snowy Monaro
Physical characteristics
Main source Gunmark Range, Errinundra Plateau
near Goongerah, East Gippsland, Victoria
1,150 m (3,770 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Snowy River
Delegate, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales
Length 50 km (31 mi)
Basin features
River system Snowy River
  • Left:
    Bidwell Creek, Snake Gully, Sawpit Creek, Brownlies Creek, Gibraltar Creek (New South Wales), Basin Creek, Tombong Creek
  • Right:
    Hutchinson Creek, Boundary Creek (New South Wales), Riverview Creek, Haydens Bog Creek, Little Plains River, Mother Moores Creek, Bombala River, Slaughter House Creek
National parks Errinundra NP, Kosciuszko NP

The Delegate River is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the Alpine regions of the states of Victoria and New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

The Delegate River rises below Cob Hill within Errinundra National Park on the north western slopes of Gunmark Range, part of the Errinundra Plateau, approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east northeast of Goongerah, in East Gippsland, Victoria. The river flows generally north, east southeast, northeast, north, and then northwest, flowing across the part of the boundary between New South Wales and Victoria, joined by sixteen tributaries including the Little Plains River and the Bombala River, before reaching its confluence with the Snowy River, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north northeast of Tombong, north of the town of Delegate and west northwest of the town of Bombala. The river descends 643 metres (2,110 ft) over its 127-kilometre (79 mi) course.

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