Place:Boort, Victoria, Australia


Located inVictoria, Australia
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Boort (locally ) is a town in Victoria, Australia, located next to Lake Boort, in the Shire of Loddon. At the , Boort had a population of 1,173. The town is known for its native birdlife. Boort is a local Aboriginal word meaning "Smoke from the hill".

The Post Office opened on 14 August 1874, and the railway arrived in 1883.

Main sources of employment are retail, olive processing and tourism. Agriculture is a major industry and employer in the Boort region. Produce includes cereal crops, tomatoes, canola, olives and wool.

Boort is known as The Northern Oasis. Lake Boort is central to the town and is used for water sports including skiing, sailing, fishing and swimming.

Boort has an Australian rules football team competing in the North Central Football League. Notable players from Boort are VFL Brownlow Medallist John Schultz. The team recently recruited ex-AFL player Lance Picioane. The club colours are black and white.

Golfers play at the Boort Golf Club on Charlton Road.

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