Barongarook is a rural village 10 km south of Colac in western Victoria. It is situated in the direction of the Otway ranges, and was on the Beech Forest railway line (1902-62).

The name arose from the Borongarook or Illimynte pastoral run, which was taken up in 1837 by Colac's best remembered pastoral pioneer, Hugh Murray. It is thought that 'Borongarook' was derived from an Aboriginal word meaning running water.

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