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Country Australia
State Queensland
Region Darling Downs
Physical characteristics
Main source Great Dividing Range
southwest of Cecil Plains
358 m (1,175 ft)
River mouth Barwon River
northeast of Mungindi
166 m (545 ft)
Length 470 km (290 mi)
Basin features
River system Barwon River catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Waterhole Wanda Wanda Waterhole

The Weir River, a river that is part of the Border Rivers group and also forms part of the Barwon River catchment in the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.

Location and features

The headwaters of the river rise on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range in the Dunmore State forest and flow in a south westerly direction. The river continues through the Booroondoo State Forest the crosses the Leichhardt Highway then flows past Currajong and Goodar and then veers west. It continues running almost parallel with the Barwon Highway near Bungunya the later veers south west again crossing the highway just east of Talwood. It flows through the Wanda Wanda Waterhole then continues south west until discharging into the Barwon River northeast of Mungindi on the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The river descends 192 metres (630 ft) over its 470-kilometre (290 mi) course.

The Weir, Macintyre, Dumaresq and the Queensland branch of the Severn and the New South Wales branch of the Severn rivers are known as the Border Rivers that straddle the Queensland and New South Wales border and feed into the Murray-Darling Basin. The rivers have a combined catchment area of 44,600 square kilometres (17,220 sq mi).

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