The Georges River is an urban river in southern Sydney that flows from the headwaters on the Illawarra escarpment and Appin down to the river mouth at Botany Bay. The total length of the Georges River is around 100 km long. The catchment area of the Georges River covers an area of approximately 960 km2 and has a population of approximately 1.5 million people.

The water is fresh above Liverpool Weir and is tidal and saltier below the weir down to Botany Bay. The Georges River catchment is home to almost 1.4 million people, 454 species of fauna (including aquatic and land animals), 30 riparian or riverside vegetation communities and 29 Endangered Ecological Communities.

The river has a number of important tributaries including Bunburry Curran Creek in Glenfield, Cabramatta Creek in Cabramatta, Prospect Creek in Georges Hall, Williams Creek in Holsworthy, Salt Pan Creek in Padstow, Mill Creek in Menai, and the Woronora River in Illawong.


Learn about the plant and animal communities and environment in the Georges River catchment.

Humans and the river

Learn how the activities of people living in the Georges River catchment impact the river, and how the river impacts residents. Learn about the projects Georges Riverkeeper is working on.

For schools

Free water education resource and information for teachers and students of Stage 3 in primary schools. The modules cover facts for kids about water.

Resource library

Georges Riverkeeper and other organisations have developed a range of resources to provide facts and information about natural resources along the river and their management.

Georges River Map

This interactive map shows you where to enjoy activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, walking, and cycling in the Georges River Catchment. The map also highlights vegetation areas in the catchment and other interesting features. Search by category (layers) and follow the links for more information.