Lake Colac

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Lake Colac
Lake Colac, in January 2010, with historically low water levels
Lake Colac is located in Victoria
Lake Colac
Lake Colac
Location in Victoria
LocationWestern District Lakes, Victoria
Coordinates38°18′17″S 143°35′50″E / 38.30472°S 143.59722°E / -38.30472; 143.59722Coordinates: 38°18′17″S 143°35′50″E / 38.30472°S 143.59722°E / -38.30472; 143.59722[1]
Primary inflowsBarongarook Creek
Basin countriesAustralia

Lake Colac, a freshwater lake of the Western District Lakes, is located north of the Colac town centre in Victoria, Australia.

A yacht club and rowing club are located adjacent to the lake's shore. During the summer months, water skiers access to lake's facilities and many birds may be found of the lake's surface and in the area. The foreshore has a playground, boat ramp and the Colac Botanical Gardens. In January 2009, the lake dried up after years of drought, and the first time in 173 years.[2]

In April 2016 the lake dried up after several years of drought.[3]



  1. ^ "Lake Colac". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Colac Fishing". Intown Geelong website. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  3. ^ Kieling, Egging (1 April 2016). "Parched: Lake Colac days from drying up". Colac Herald.

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