The Lake Albacutya Ramsar Site was listed in 1982.
Lake Albacutya is one of a series of terminal lakes on the Wimmera River which form the largest landlocked drainage system in Victoria.
The Ramsar site is located in western Victoria north of Rainbow, approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.
The lake fills only rarely but, once filled, it holds water for several years and supports large numbers of waterbirds.
The Lake Albacutya provenance of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) which grows around the edge of the lake is renowned globally for its salt-tolerance.
The nationally vulnerable Regent Parrot (eastern) (Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides) depends on tree hollows in the River Red Gums for nesting.
Ramsar site documents
The Lake Albacutya Ramsar Site ecological character description and information Sheet can be found by visiting the Australian Ramsar Wetlands page on the Australian Government Department of the Environment website.
Image: Fringing River Red Gum, Lake Albacutya (2011), Source: Wimmera Catchment Management Authority