Rivers and streams where you can't fossick

New mineral industries regulations commence on 1 July 2019. This page is being reviewed and may require updates.

Prospecting is not allowed in the streams and rivers listed below.

A

  • Aberfeldy River (Tributary of Thompson River)
  • Acheron River (Tributary of Goulburn River)
  • Agnes River
  • Aire River
  • Albert River
  • Anderson's and MacKenzie Creek (Tributary of of Wallaloo Creek)
  • Avoca River and ana-branches
  • Avon Creek (in County of Kara Kara, Tributary of Avon River)
  • Avon River (in County of Kara Kara)
  • Avon River (in County of Tanjil, Tributary of Lake Wellington)
  • Axe Creek (Tributary of Campaspe River)

B

  • Back or Boosey Creek (Tributary of Broken Creek)
  • Baillie's Creek (Tributary of Mount Emu Creek)
  • Barham River (see Burrum Burrum)
  • Barkly River (Tributary of Macalister River)
  • Barr Creek (Effluent of Gunbower Creek)
  • Barwidgee Creek (see Myrtle)
  • Barwon River
  • Bass River
  • Bemm River
  • Benambra Creek (Tributary of Piccaninny Creek)
  • Bendigo Creek
  • Bet Bet Creek (Tributary of Loddon River)
  • Big River (in County of Bobong, Tributary of Mitta Mitta River)
  • Big River (in County of Wonnangatta, Tributary of Goulburn River)
  • Birch Creek (see Bullarook)
  • Black Dog Creek (see Doma Munji)
  • Black River (Tributary of Goulburn River)
  • Boggy Creek
  • Bolangum Creek (Tributary of Avon River in County of Kara Kara)
  • Box Creek (Tributary of Pyramid Creek)
  • Bream Creek (see Thompson's)
  • Briggs Creek (Tributary of Mount William Creek)
  • Broken Creek Tributary of Murray River
  • Broken River (Tibutary of Goulburn River)
  • Brucknell Creek Tributary of Hopkins River
  • Buchan River Tributary of Snowy River
  • Buckland River Tributary of Ovens River
  • Buffalo River Tributary of Ovens River
  • Bullabul Creek Tributary of Loddon River
  • Bullarook Creek Tributary of Tullaroop or Deep Creek (known as Birch Creek)
  • Bullock Creek Tributary of Pyramid Creek
  • Bundarra River (in County of Bogong) Tributary of Big River
  • Buneep or Bunyip River
  • Bungalally Creek Tributary of Bet Bet Creek
  • Burn Bank Creek
  • Burnt Creek (in County of Gladstone) Tributary of Bet Bet Creek
  • Burnt Creek Tributary of Wimmer River
  • Burrowye Creek Tributary of River Murray
  • Burrum Burrum or Barham River

C

  • Calder River Tributary of Calder Lade
  • Campaspe River Tributary of River Murray
  • Campbell's Creek (see Carapooee)
  • Cann River Tributary to Lake Furnell
  • Caralulup Creek Tributary to Bet Bet Creek
  • Carapooee of Campbell's Creek Tributary of Avoca River
  • Cardinia Creek
  • Castle Creek Tributary of Goulburn River
  • Cobungra Creek (in County of Bet Bet) Tributary of Big River
  • Coimadai Creek (known as Pyrites Creek)
  • Coliban River
  • Coliban, Little River Tributary of Coliban River
  • Concongella Creek Tributary of Wimmera River
  • Cooyatong or Koetong Creek Tributary of River Murray
  • Cornella Creek Tributary of Lake Cooper
  • Corryong or Jeremal or Nariel Creek Tributary of River Murray
  • Crawford River Tributary of Glenelg River
  • Creswick Creek Tributary of Tullaroop or Deep Creek
  • Crooked River Tributary of Wongungarra River
  • Cudgewa Creek Tributary of River Murray
  • Curdie's Inlet or River

D

  • Dabyminga Creek Tributary of Goulburn River
  • Daisy Hill Creek Tributary of Mount Greenock Creek
  • Dandenong Creek
  • Dargo River Tributary of River Murray
  • Darlot's Creek
  • Deddick or Jingallala River Tributary of Snowy River
  • Deegay Ponds Creek Tributary of Goulburn River
  • Deep Creek (see Tullaroop)
  • Delatite River Tributary of Goulburn River
  • Djerriwarrh Creek Tributary of Werribee River
  • Doctor's Creek Tributary of Bet Bet Creek
  • Doma Mungi or Black Dog Creek Tributary of Murray River
  • Donnelly's Creek Tributary of Aberfeldy River
  • Duck Ponds Creek (known as Hovells Creek)
  • Dunmunckle Creek Effluent of Wimmera River

E

  • Emu Creek Tributary of Axe Creek
  • Erskine River
  • Eumeralla River

F

  • Fenton's Creek Tributary of Avoca River
  • Fifteen-mile Creek Tributary of Ovens River
  • Fitzroy River
  • Forest or Mannering Creek Tributary of Campaspe River
  • Franklin River
  • Fulton's Creek Tributary of Aberfeldy Creek
  • Fyans or Mount Fyans Creek Tributary of Mount William Creek
  • G

    • Gaffney's Creek Tributary of Goulburn River
    • Gellibrand River
    • Genoa River
    • Gibbo River
    • Glenelg River
    • Glengower Creek (see Joyce's)
    • Glenpatrick Creek Tributary of Wimmera River
    • Gobur or Godfrey's Creek Tributary of Home Creek
    • Goulburn River

    H

    • Heifer Station Creek Tributary of Wimmera River
    • Hodgson's Creek Tributary of Ovens River
    • Holland's Creek Tributary of Broken River
    • Home Creek Tributary of Goulburn River
    • Honeysuckle Creek (see Violet Ponds)
    • Hopkins River
    • Hovells Creek (see Duck Ponds)
    • Howard Creek (see Landsborough)
    • Howqua River Tributary of Goulburn River
    • Hughes Creek Tributary of Goulburn River
    • Hurdle Creek

    I

    • Indigo Creek Tributary of River Murray

    J

    • Jack River Tributary of Albert River
    • Jamieson River Tributary of Goulburn River
    • Jeremal Creek (see Corryong)
    • Jerusalem Creek Tributary of Goulburn River
    • Jim Crow Creek Tributary of Loddon River
    • Jingallala or Deddick River Tributary of Snowy River
    • Jones or Waanyarra Creek Tributary of Loddon River
    • Joyce's Creek

    K

    • Kanannook Creek
    • Kangaroo Creek Tributary of Malmsbury River
    • Kangderaar Creek Tributary of Bullabul Creek
    • Kelfeera Creek (see Kilfera)
    • Kiewa River Tributary of River Murray
    • Kilfera or Kelfeera Creek Tributary of Hollands Creek
    • King Parrot Creek Tributary of Goulburn River
    • King River Tributary of Ovens River
    • Kinypanyal or Kinypanial Creek Effluent of Loddon River
    • Koetong or Cooyatong Creek Tributary of River Murray
    • Korjamunip Creek Tributary of Werribee River
    • Korkuperimul Creek Tributary of Werribee River
    • Korweinguboora Creek Tributary of Korjumunip Creek

    L

    • La Trobe River Tributary of Lake Wellington
    • Labert Creek Effluent of Avoca River
    • Landsborough Creek (known as Howard Creek)
    • Lang Lang River
    • Lerderderg River Tributary of Werribee River
    • Lexington Creek
    • Little Coliban River Tributary of Coliban River
    • Little River (in County of Grant)
    • Little Wimmera River (see Mount William Creek)
    • Livingstone Creek Tributary of Mitta Mitta River
    • Lockhart's Creek (in County of Bogong) Tributary of Sandy Creek
    • Loddon River Tributary of River Murray

    M

    • Macalister River Tributary of Thompson River
    • Mackenzie (see McKenzie River)
    • Mackenzie Creek (see Anderson's)
    • Magorra Creek or West Branch of Snowy Creek Tributary of Snowy Creek
    • Mannering or Forest Creek Tributary of Campaspe River
    • McCallum's Creek (see Mount Greenock)
    • McIvor or Mt Ida Creek Tributary of Campaspe River
    • McKenzie River and to Norton Creek Tributary of Wimmera River
    • Meadow Creek Tibutary of king River
    • Merri River
    • Merriman Creek Tributary of Lake Dennison
    • Merton Creek Tributary of Delatite River
    • Middle Creek Tributary of Kiewa
    • Middle Creek Tributary of Loddon
    • Mitchell River Tributary of Lake King
    • Mitta Mitta River Tributary of River Murray
    • Moe River Tributary of La Trobe River
    • Mollisons's Creek
    • Moondarra River
    • Moorarbool River Tributary of Barwon River
    • Morass (see Murphy) Creek
    • Mordialloc Creek
    • Morse's Creek Tributary of Ovens River
    • Morwell River Tributary of La Trobe River
    • Mount Cole Creek Tributary of Avoca River
    • Mount Emu Creek Tributary of Hopkins River
    • Mount Fyans or Fyans Creek Tributary of Mount William Creek
    • Mount Greenock or McCallums Creek Tributary of Tullaroop or Deep Creek
    • Mount Hope Creek Tributary of Kow Swamp
    • Mount Ida or McIvor Creek Tributary of Campaspe River
    • Mount William Creek and ana branches
    • Mountain Creek Tributary of Avoca River
    • Moyne River and Swamp channel
    • Muddy (see Yea River) Creek
    • Murphy or Morass Creek Tributary of Gibbo Creek
    • Murrabit River tributary of Loddon River (known as Barr Creek)
    • Murray River and ana-branches
    • Murrindal River Tributary of Buchan River
    • Myrniong Creek Tributary of Werribee River
    • Myrtle Creek Tributary of Coliban River
    • Myrtle or Barwidgee Creek Tributary of Ovens River

    N

    • Nariel Creek (see Corryong)
    • Narracan Creek Tributary of La Trobe River
    • Niagara or Snobs Creek Tributary of Goulburn River
    • Nicholson River Tributary of Lake King
    • Norton Creek and aqueduct from Mackenzie River Tributary of Wimmera River

    O

    • Outlet Creek from Lake Hindmarsh and from Lake Albucutya
    • Ovens River Tributary of River Murray

    P

    • Parker River
    • Parwan Creek Tributary of Werribee River
    • Piccaninny Creek Tributary of Mount Hope Creek
    • Pohlman's Creek Tributary of Wild Duck Creek
    • Pyramid Creek Tributary of Loddon River
    • Pyrites Creek (see Coimadai)

    Q

    R

    • Reedy Creek Tributary of Ovens River
    • Reeve River
    • Richardson Creek Tributary of Richardson River
    • Richardson River (in County of Kara Kara) Tributary of Avon River
    • Rubicon River Tributary of Goulburn River
    • Running or Black Range Creek Tributary of King River

    S

    • Sandy Creek (in County of Kara Kara) Tributary of Avon River
    • Serpentine Creek Effluent of Loddon River
    • Seven Creeks Tributary of Goulburn River
    • Seven-mile Creek Tributary of Wimmera River
    • Shaw River
    • Six-mile Creek Tributary of Wimmera River
    • Snobs (see Niagara) Creek
    • Snowy Creek Tributary of Mitta Mitta River
    • Snowy River
    • Spring Creek
    • Spring Hill Creek Tributary of Mount Emu Creek
    • St Arnaud Creek Tributary of Carapooee Creek
    • Steavenson River Tributary of Acheron River
    • Stockyard Creek
    • Stokes River Tributary of Glenelg River
    • Strathfillan Creek Tributary of Carapooee Creek
    • Stringer's Creek Tributary of Thompson River
    • Suggan Buggan River (see Toonginbooka)
    • Sunday Creek Tributary of Goulburn River
    • Surry River
    • Swede's Creek Tributary of Richardson River

    T

    • Tallandoon Creek
    • Tallangatta Creek Tributary of Mitta Mitta River
    • Tambo River Tributary of Lake King
    • Tanjil River
    • Tarago River Tributary of Bunyip River
    • Tarra River
    • Tarwin River
    • Thomson River Tributary of La Trobe River
    • Thompson's Creek (Bream Creek) Tributary of La Trobe Creek
    • Thowgla Creek Tributary of Corryong Creek
    • Timbarra River Tributary of Tambo River
    • Timor Creek Tributary of Bet Bet Creek
    • Toolern Toolern Creek Tributary of Werribee River
    • Toomuc Creek
    • Toonginbooka River (known as Suggan Buggan River)
    • Traralgon Creek
    • Trawalla Creek Tributary to Mount Emu Creek
    • Tullaroop or Deep Creek Tributary of Loddon River
    • Tyers River Tributary of La Trobe River
    • Tyrell Creek Effluent of Avoca River

    U

    V

    • Victoria River Tributary of Cobungra Creek
    • Violet Ponds of Honeysuckle Creek Tributary of Seven Creeks

    W

    • Waanyarra Creek (see Jones)
    • Wabba Creek Tributary of Cudgewa Creek
    • Wallaloo Creek Tributary of Richardson River
    • Wannon River Tributary of Glenelg River
    • Wentworth River Tributary of Mitchell River
    • Werribee River
    • Wild Duck Creek Tributary of McIvor Creek
    • Wimmera River and ana-branches
    • Wingan River
    • Wombat Creek Tributary of Jim Crow Creek
    • Wongungarra River Tributary of Wonnangatta River
    • Wonnongatta River Tributary of Mitchell River
    • Wye River

    Y

    • Yackandandah Creek Tributary of Kiewa River
    • Yallock Creek
    • Yarra River and tributaries above its junction with the Plenty River
    • Yarriambiack Creek Effluent of Wimmera River
    • Yarrowee River Tributary of Barwon River
    • Yea River (formerly Muddy Creek) Tributary of Goulburn River

    Page last updated: 11 Jun 2019