town in Victoria, Australia

Echuca (/əˈkə/ ə-CHOO-kə)[2] is a city on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the other bank of the Murray is the New South Wales town of Moama. Echuca is the administrative centre and largest town in the Shire of Campaspe. In 2011 there were 13,708 people living in Echuca.[1]

Echuca's main landmark,
its historic wharf on the Murray River
Echuca is located in Shire of Campaspe
Coordinates36°08′0″S 144°45′0″E / 36.13333°S 144.75000°E / -36.13333; 144.75000
Population12,906 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation96 m (315 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Campaspe
State electorate(s)Murray Plains
Federal division(s)Murray
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.2 °C
72 °F
9.3 °C
49 °F
428.4 mm
16.9 in

Echuca is an Aboriginal word meaning "Meeting of the Waters".[3] Echuca is close to the junction of the Goulburn, Campaspe and Murray Rivers. It is the closest point of the Murray to Melbourne. This meant it developed as a river port during the 19th century.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Echuca - Moama (Echuca Part)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 October 2017.  
  2. Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3
  3. "Where our community names were derived from". Official website. Shire of Campaspe. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-11-14.