The Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes Ramsar Site was listed in 1982.
The Ramsar Site is a system of 12 temporary lakes fringed by River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) and Black Box (Eucalyptus largiflorens) and located on the Murray River floodplain between Ouyen and Mildura, 480 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.
The site is important for waterfowl, native fish and in maintaining regional biodiversity.
Threatened species that occur at the site include the nationally endangered Australian painted snipe (Rostratula australis) and winged peppercress (Lepidium monoplocoides).
The Ramsar site is located in the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park managed by Parks Victoria.
The Mallee Catchment Management Authority is responsible for catchment and waterway management in the region.
Ramsar site documents
The Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes Ramsar Site Ecological Character Description and Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes Ramsar Information Sheet can be found by visiting the Australian Ramsar Wetlands page on the Australian Government Department of Environment website.
Image: Hattah Lakes (2006), Source: Shar Ramamurthy, DEPI