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Not to be confused with Little Yalmy River.
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Other name(s) Broadbent Creek
Country Australia
State Victoria
Region Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps, East Gippsland
LGA Shire of East Gippsland
Physical characteristics
Main source Yalmy State Forest
Snowy River National Park
476 m (1,562 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Rodger River
east of Hicks campsite
161 m (528 ft)
Length 28 km (17 mi)
Basin features
River system Snowy River catchment
  • Left:
    Little Yalmy River, Serpentine Creek, Cavender Creek
National park Snowy River NP

The Yalmy River is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features

The Yalmy River rises in a valley in a remote alpine wilderness area that forms the boundary between the Snowy River National Park and the Yalmy State Forest, and flows generally south, then west, then south, then south by west, joined by three minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Rodger River east of Hicks camp site within the national park in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 315 metres (1,033 ft) over its 28-kilometre (17 mi) course.

The entire course of the river is contained within, or forms the eastern boundary of the Snowy River National Park.

The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Yalmy River are the Australian Aboriginal Bidawal and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero peoples.

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