The Yarra River

The Yarra, Birrarung River is one of Victoria’s greatest natural resources. This 242-kilometre lifeline flows from the pristine Great Dividing Range slopes through to Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay. It supplies 70% of Melbourne’s piped water and is home to hundreds of widlife. The Yarra, Birrarung is a spiritual destination for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Flora, fauna and the community depend on the river. You can enjoy its natural beauty on foot, by bike or canoe, and simply go wherever its spectacular twists take you. Unfortunately, issues such as riverside development, unhealthy river flow, and pollution put the river in danger. With your support, we can keep your Yarra, Birrarung thriving.

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