Newlyn Reservoir

Water Storage Levels

Last Updated 16/08/2022
Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Current Volume 3093
% of Capacity 102.68
Capacity (ML) 3012

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


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

History Newlyn Reservoir Spillway

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.