Water Storage Levels
|% of Capacity
Facts & Figures
|Year of Completion
|Full Supply Level
||516.05 m AHD
|Main Embankment Length
|Main Embankment Height
News and Announcements
HEPBURN LAGOON OPEN FOR BOATING
Boating (manually operated craft and craft powered by electric motors) can now resume at Hepburn Lagoon as the lagoon level has decreased below 516.020 and is no longer spilling.
Please refer to the boating safety sign for compliance information.
Goulburn Murray Water will update this status should conditions change.
About Hepburns Lagoon
Hepburns Lagoon is located on Langdon's Creek, 33 km north of Ballarat in central-western Victoria.
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 oepration 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.
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.