Lang Lang, Victoria
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Cardinia|
Lang Lang is a town in Victoria, Australia, 73 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Cardinia. At the 2011 Census, Lang Lang had a population of 1,345.
The village is just off the South Gippsland Highway near its intersection with the Bass Highway, on the Lang Lang River and is the centre of the largest asparagus growing region in the southern hemisphere, and also caters to beef and dairy farming.
Lang Lang was formerly known as Carrington, after Lord Carrington. The Aboriginal name "Lang Lang" means "Bush Bush". However the VACL website states that Lang Lang is aboriginal for "stones or stony".
Lang Lang Post Office opened on 20 May 1878. In 1891 after the arrival of the railway it was renamed Lang Lang West and a new Lang Lang office was opened near the station. A Post Office known as Lang Lang East opened in 1885 but was replaced by Nyora in 1890, again near the station.
The town today
General Motors Holden operates the Lang Lang Vehicle Proving Ground, a vehicle development, durability testing, safety test centre and exhaust emission facility, located on the South Gippsland Highway near Lang Lang.
A rodeo has been held regularly at Lang Lang on Easter Monday since the 1940s.
Golfers play at the course of the Lang Lang Golf Club on the South Gippsland Highway, Nyora.