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Estuaries of Australia are features of the Australian coastline. They are linked to tides, river mouths and coastal features and conditions. In many cases the features of estuaries are also named inlets.


The separation of the types is related to the process based classification scheme where the energy sources define the group


The coastal regions of Australia are determined into estuary drainage basins

  • Tasmania -
  • Temperate East - Tweed River to East Gippsland - wave dominated coast
  • Subtropical east -
  • GBR - Dry Tropics -
  • GBR - Wet Tropics -
  • Gulf of Carpentaria -
  • Top End -
  • Kimberley -
  • Pilbara -
  • South West -
  • Gulfs - Gulf St Vincent to Spencer Gulf - wave dominated in south, tidal in northern parts
  • Bass Strait - Mallacoota Inlet to Lower Lakes - wave dominated and coastal lagoons
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