Quick facts for kidsMallacoota
|Population||972 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||22 m (72 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of East Gippsland|
|State electorate(s)||Gippsland East|
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.
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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