Lake Boga

Water Storage Levels

Last Updated 10/07/2024
Current Volume 28903
% of Capacity 76.47
Capacity (ML) 37794
Mar Apr May Jun Jul

Recreational Facilities

Large Grassed Area Car Parking Boat Ramp Fishing Camping Playground Equipment BBQ - Woodfired

Facts & Figures

Name Lake Boga
Year of Completion
Full Supply Level m AHD
Capacity ML
Area Submerged ha
Main Embankment Length m
Main Embankment Height m
Hydro-electric Generation MW

About Lake Boga

Catalina flying over Lake Boga
Catalina flying over Lake Boga

Lake Boga forms part of the Victorian Mid-Murray Storages (VMMS).


Lake Boga is the most northerly of the Kerang Lakes and lies approximately 16 km south east of Swan Hill and 40 km north of Kerang.  Lake Boga is on the north eastern edge of Victoria’s Mallee Region.


Until the mid 1960s Lake Boga was part of the Torrumbarry Irrigation System, and then it came to rely on floodwaters from the Avoca River and surplus flows from the River Murray when available.

Lake Boga now forms part of the Victorian Mid-Murray Storages (VMMS).  The VMMS includes Kow Swamp, Kangaroo Lake, Lake Charm and Lake Boga, with a combined active capacity of nearly 58,000ML.

The Lake Boga Coordination Group, (LBCG) a government agency group was formed and is responsible for the coordination and communication of key transition programs.

The LBCG released the Lake Boga Land and On-Water Management Plan in November, 2011.

Interesting Information 

Lake Boga has a fascinating history and began with its naming when Major Mitchell passed through the area; it also has a rich indigenous past and strong connections with the Moravian Mission.  During World War II it became the largest inland flying boat repair base with anything up to 1,000 air force personnel based at Lake Boga. 

Several books have been written about the area and two that have provided a great deal of valuable information are “Tresco Estate”, researched and written by John Jobson, 2007 and “Between the Rivers”, researched and written by Grant Angus with Colin Heggen and John Jobson, 2009.


The VMMS operational objective is to; capture, store and release water for the benefit of the Victorian Murray System users. Water will be harvested into the Victorian Mid-Murray Storages and then returned to the River Murray to supplement down stream bulk water demands.

Individual storages will now experience greater season fluctuations in water levels than in the past, but under the current operating regime the probability of Lake Boga drying up as it did in 2000 for a prolonged period is unlikely. Storage operating levels will be higher in the early months of the irrigation season, particularly October and November.

Goulburn-Murray Water will undertake VMMS operational manager function and will implement the VMMS ‘capture’, ‘store’ and ‘release’ objectives for the benefit of the Victorian Murray System users.


Recreation and Tourism at Lake Boga

Facilities Available

Large Grassed Area Large Grassed Area
Car Parking Car Parking
Boat Ramp Boat Ramp
Playground Equipment Playground Equipment
Fishing Fishing
Camping Camping
BBQ - Woodfired BBQ - Woodfired
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

Lake Boga attracts many visitors who enjoy camping, boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing.  It has a high regional aesthetic and cultural value.  

The Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum attracts many visitors and is well worth the visit.

Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Accommodation

For information on local camping grounds, caravan parks and accommodation, please contact the local tourist information centre.

Lake Boga Recreation Guide and Map

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