Newlyn Reservoir

Water Storage Levels

Last Updated 10/07/2024
Current Volume 1443
% of Capacity 47.90
Capacity (ML) 3012
Mar Apr May Jun Jul

Recreational Facilities

Large Grassed Area Car Parking Fishing Toilets

Facts & Figures

Name Newlyn Reservoir
Stream Birch's Creek
Year of Completion 1871
Construction Earthfill
Full Supply Level 531.785 m AHD
Capacity 3,012 ML
Area Submerged 72 ha
Main Embankment Length 232 m
Main Embankment Height 12 m
Hydro-electric Generation nil MW

About Newlyn Reservoir

Newlyn Reservoir Spillway
Newlyn Reservoir Spillway


Newlyn Reservoir is located on Birch's Creek, approximately 28 km north-east of Ballarat in central-western Victoria.


The original Newlyn Reservoir was completed in 1871. Enlargement of the storage to its current capacity of 3,125 ML was completed in 1961.


Newlyn Reservoir regulates Birch's Creek flows for irrigation and domestic and stock supplies. Water for urban use is also drawn from the storage.

Recreation and Tourism at Newlyn Reservoir

Facilities Available

Large Grassed Area Large Grassed Area
Car Parking Car Parking
Fishing Fishing
Toilets Toilets
Please observe all signs and directions around our storages for information on recreational activities. Refer to the Land and On-Water Management Plan (if provided above) for detailed information on the facilities available.

Further Information

All recreation areas and toilet facilities are accessible to the public.

As the season progresses, it may become increasingly difficult to provide access to recreation areas and toilet facilities if we are unable to supply water to them.