Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps

The Brewarrina Fish Traps are a complex arrangement of stone walls situated in the Barwon River which feeds into the Darling River. Nearly half a kilometre in length, these fish traps are the largest known in Australia and were an ingenious invention long used by Aboriginal people to catch fish.

The age of these fish traps is unknown and they may be one of the oldest human constructions in the world. They have been listed on the State Heritage Register and the National Heritage List. Aboriginal legend explains that they are an ancient Dreamtime site built by Baiame and his two sons Booma-ooma-nowi and Ghinda-inda-mui.

For more information go to: https://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/places/national/brewarrina



Contact Details

Brewarrina Visitor and Exhibition Centre
Phone: 02 6830 5152
Fax: 02 6839 2642
vic@brewarrina.nsw.gov.au