Hepburns Lagoon

Water Storage Levels

Last Updated 18/04/2024
Current Volume 1149
% of Capacity 47.40
Capacity (ML) 2424
Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr

Facts & Figures

Name Hepburns Lagoon
Stream Langdon's Creek
Year of Completion 1871
Construction Earthfill
Full Supply Level 516.05 m AHD
Capacity 2,457 ML
Area Submerged 113 ha
Main Embankment Length 95 m
Main Embankment Height 6 m
Hydro-electric Generation nil MW

Map of access points to Hepburns Lagoon

About Hepburns Lagoon

There is currently a blue-green algae warning for Hepburns Lagoon. Click here for more information.


Hepburns Lagoon is located on Langdon's Creek, 33 km north of Ballarat in central-western Victoria.

On-water access

When conditions allow, freshwater fishers with kayaks, canoes and boats with electric motors have access to Hepburns Lagoon as part of a State Government commitment to expand on-water access for recreational boaters. GMW welcomes on-water access for recreation users to catch freshwater fish or just enjoy the day.

The operation of petrol engines is strictly prohibited.

For safe boating information, go to our Boating and Fishing page.

You can also download our Boating Safety Sign here, PDF opens in a new window.

Lagoon access

Most of Hepburns Lagoon fronts private property. Public access is limited to Charleson Lane, where visitors can park and access the lake on foot.

Please refer to the access map:



The initial construction of Hepburns Lagoon was completed in 1871. Enlargement of the storage to its current capacity of 3,000 ML was completed in 1960.

Water drawn from Hepburns Lagoon was used to power the historic Anderson's Mill nearby. The storage is regularly referred to as ‘Anderson's Lagoon'.


Hepburns Lagoon regulates Langdon's Creek flows for irrigation and domestic and stock supplies.

Note: There are no recreational facilities, boat launching facilities or toilets available at Hepburns Lagoon. Swimming and camping are not permitted.