Estuary name Wye River Estuary
CMA Corangamite CMA

The estuary is home to the vulnerable Tasmanian Mudfish which bury themselves beneath logs or stones during dry summers. The estuary is approximately 1km in length

Estuary Values
  • a significant fish species found on the Wye River estuary is the Australian Grayling.
  • Estuarine Wetland Ecological Vegetation Class (Endangered)
  • Riparian Forest Ecological Vegetation Class (Least Concern)
  • Wet Forest Ecological Vegetation Class (Least Concern)
  • Cool Temperate Rainforest Ecological Vegetation Class (Endangered)
  • a significant bird species found on the Wye River is the Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea)
  • swimming
  • picnics and barbecues
  • sightseeing
  • tourism
Estuary Threats
  • bank instability
  • degraded estuarine vegetation
  • disturbance of acid sulphate soils
Data Site observations
Status Active
Monitor group Wye River EstuaryWatchers



Site details Options

Wy1 Fishing platform

Inactive Physico-Chemical 06-07-2014 - 29-03-2019

Fishing platform upstream of the GOR bridge in Wye River. Measurements are taken from the fish ruler.

Observations 9

WY2 Wye River Upper Phys.Chem

Active Physico-Chemical 23-11-2018 - 29-03-2019
Observations 6

WyMC Wye River Mouth Condition

Active Mouth Condition 20-01-2007 - 02-06-2024
A small steep catchment, the Wye River passes through the township of Wye River and flows under the Great Ocean Road.
Observations 283

Wyp1 Wye River Photopoint 1

Active Photopoint 02-12-2012 - 22-04-2024
Photos are taken from the footpatth on the ocean side of the Great Ocean Bridge between the second and third post counting from the eastern end of the bridge.
Photos 532

Wyp2 Wye River Photopoint 2

Active Photopoint 23-02-2021 - 04-06-2024

July 2021 - Walk to the south eastern end of the Great Ocean Bridge ie beach entrance end on the ocean side of the road bridge. Look for pencil markings on the top rail between 4th and 5th posts. Lat -38.63436 Long 143.89103

April 2024 - bridge works. WyP2 is the code for a relocated photopoint site temporarily used while bridge is under construction. Field visit with EW volunteers on Fri26/4/24 identified new location at wooden stair access to beach Lat -38.634841, Long 143.891092 - see photo below

Photos 197

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Mouth Condition Snapshots

02-06-2024 #16200

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18-05-2024 #16189

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05-05-2024 #16157

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21-04-2024 #16124

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07-04-2024 #16104

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17-03-2024 #16062

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03-03-2024 #16051

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18-02-2024 #16050

04-02-2024 #15996

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21-01-2024 #15992

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07-01-2024 #15948

17-12-2023 #15932

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03-12-2023 #15889

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19-11-2023 #15885

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05-11-2023 #15832

15-10-2023 #15802

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01-10-2023 #15790

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16-09-2023 #15755

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03-09-2023 #15734

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20-08-2023 #15719

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05-08-2023 #15698

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16-07-2023 #15664

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02-07-2023 #15618

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Photopoint -

18-06-2023 #15590

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