Boundary Bend, Victoria

Coordinates: 34°43′0″S 143°09′0″E / 34.71667°S 143.15000°E / -34.71667; 143.15000
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Boundary Bend
Murray River at Boundary Bend
Boundary Bend is located in Rural City of Swan Hill
Boundary Bend
Boundary Bend
Coordinates34°43′0″S 143°09′0″E / 34.71667°S 143.15000°E / -34.71667; 143.15000
Population132 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Rural City of Swan Hill
State electorate(s)Mildura
Federal division(s)Mallee
Localities around Boundary Bend:
New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales
Lake Powell Boundary Bend New South Wales
Wandown Kooloonong Narrung

Boundary Bend is a small town in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is near the junction of the Murray River and Murrumbidgee River. It is located about 50 kilometres east along the Murray Valley Highway from the twin towns of Robinvale in Victoria and Euston in New South Wales, about 90 km north of Swan Hill. At the 2016 census, Boundary Bend and the surrounding area had a population of 132.[1]

The access to the junction of the two rivers is down a track off the highway. It was at this point that Captain Charles Sturt and his party of explorers first sighted the Murray River in 1830. They had travelled down the Murrumbidgee, and continued downstream along the Murray in their whaleboat.

Boundary Bend Post Office opened on 6 April 1923.[2]

For many years, there were two Paddle Steamer hulls located just underwater on the southern bank of the Murray River. These were the Canally and the Hero. Both hulls were raised and removed for restoration in December 1997.[citation needed] The PS Hero was restored to operation at Echuca. The PS Canally is undergoing restoration based at Morgan.[3][4]

Boundary Bend is popular for its fishing and relaxed lifestyle.

Many returned soldiers from the First World War were allocated farming blocks to the south of the town.


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Boundary Bend". Australian Bureau if Statistics. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 2 April 2021
  3. ^ Lush, Kerrie (25 November 2013). "PS Canally refloated". ABC Riverland. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  4. ^ "PS Canally". Mid Murray Council. Retrieved 1 January 2017.