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Country Australia
State Western Australia
Region Gascoyne
Physical characteristics
Main source runoff from the Barlee and Minnierra Ranges
north of Barlee Range
423 m (1,388 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Lyons River
east of Oakey Rock
293 m (961 ft)
Length 85 km (53 mi)
Basin features
River system Gascoyne River
  • Left:
    Edmund Claypan Creek, Donald Creek, Rock Hole Creek, Dingo Creek (Western Australia)
  • Right:
    Dundagee Creek, Bobbamindagee Creek

The Edmund River is a river in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the Edmund rise north of the Barlee Range. The river flows south-west joined by the Dundagee, Edmund Claypan, Bobbamindagee, Rock Hole, Dingo and Donald Creeks until it forms its confluence with the Lyons River. The Lyons continues until it flows into the Gascoyne River. The river descends 130 metres (430 ft) over its 85-kilometre (53 mi) course.

The first European to discover the river was explorer Francis Gregory in 1858. The river was named by Surveyor General John Septimus Roe after the naval hero Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons.

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