Carlisle River is a rural village in the Otway Ranges, 30 km south-west of Colac. The river rises to the east and is a tributary of the Gellibrand River. Its name probably arose from a place or person in England.
In the past Carlisle River had a butter factory, a saw mill and a narrow gauge railway. These days it consists primarily of scattered farms and forests.
East of Carlisle River there is the Carlisle State Park (5600 hectares), a sandy heathland with some wet heathland and perched lakes. It contains several rare fauna, including the Ground Parrot.
Carlisle River has a general store, a hall, a tennis court and a small school .
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