The Yarra River is one of Victoria’s most iconic waterways and is integral to Melbourne’s identity and liveability. Flowing across more than 240 kilometres of urban and rural landscapes, it is a major biodiversity corridor supporting diverse landforms. To the Wurundjeri people, the Traditional Owners of the majority Yarra River Country, the Birrarung (Yarra River) has spiritual, cultural, ceremonial and environmental significance as the life source and an important meeting place.

The Victorian Government has committed to protecting the Yarra River through a range of landmark initiatives which include:

Page last updated: 04/10/19