Lake Charm, Victoria

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Lake Charm
Victoria
Lake Charm is located in Shire of Gannawarra
Lake Charm
Lake Charm
Location in Shire of Gannawarra
Coordinates 35°36′30″S 143°48′08″E / 35.60833°S 143.80222°E / -35.60833; 143.80222Coordinates: 35°36′30″S 143°48′08″E / 35.60833°S 143.80222°E / -35.60833; 143.80222
Population 311 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3581
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Gannawarra
State electorate(s) Murray Plains
Federal Division(s) Mallee

Lake Charm is a small town situated on the Murray Valley Highway, just west of a lake of the same name. Located in the northwest of Victoria, Australia, within the Shire of Gannawarra. Lake Charm is 19 km from Kerang. At the 2011 census, Lake Charm and the surrounding area had a population of 311.[1]

The area is a popular destination for waterskiing, boating, fishing and scenic drives. It is south of Swan Hill, the nearest large town.

Lakes[edit]

Lake Charm has a surface area of 457 hectares and is especially noted for its large redfin.[2]

Just north of Lake Charm is Racecourse Lake, which is a good fishing spot with picnic facilities.

Sport[edit]

The Lake Charm Football club combined with Mystic Park Football Club in the early 1950s becoming the Lakes Football Club, and were a member of the Kerang & District Football League, the club went into recess following the 1985 season. Lakes as the team was known to its followers won the KDFL 1966 under 16 competition premiership and they took out the premiership at Senior level in 1972. Lake Charm once had a small golf course . There is a Tennis Club at Lake Charm and it is still active. The Lake Charm cricket team played in the North West Lakes Cricket association both ceased in the early 1970s. Other popular sports at Lake Charm are water skiing, sailing and fishing.

Railway[edit]

Just south of town is the Swan Hill railway line. The train does not stop because the platform and station have been removed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lake Charm (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.fishingvictoria.org.au/charm-lake-fishing.htm