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Mallacoota
Victoria
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Mallacoota
Population 972 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 3892
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Location
  • 523 km (325 mi) E of Melbourne
  • 368 km (229 mi) S of Canberra
  • 150 km (93 mi) E of Orbost
  • 526 km (327 mi) S of Sydney
  • 86 km (53 mi) S of Eden (NSW)
LGA(s) Shire of East Gippsland
State electorate(s) Gippsland East
Federal Division(s) Gippsland
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.3 °C
67 °F
10.7 °C
51 °F
939.4 mm
37 in
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Mallacoota Camping Park

Mallacoota (37°33′S 149°45′E) is a small town in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Less than 1000 people live there. It is 25 kilometres off the Princes Highway and 523 kilometres (325 mi) kilometres from Melbourne. It is the last town on Victoria's east coast before the border with New South Wales. Mallacoota has a small airport (Mallacoota Airport) YMCO (XMC) for private small planes.

History

The Bidawal Aborigines lived there before Europeans came. Europeans came after about 1830. Gold was found in 1894, and was mined for three years. In the 20th century the logging, farming and fishing industries declined, and the tourism and abalone industries grew. The town's largest business, the abalone co-operative, was started in 1967.

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