History of Sea Lake
The town was given its name by an early settler, Edward Eyre, who originated from the Port Phillip area of Victoria. Purportedly, it was the sea-like appearance of Lake Tyrrell that inspired Eyre to name the town Sea Lake.
Lake Tyrrell is the largest salt lake in Victoria, covering approximately 70 square miles (1,210 square metres).
Much of the time, Lake Tyrrell is dry. However, the lake is occasionally fed by flood water from the Tyrrell Creek. A salt extraction plant is located at the Lake, processing the Lake’s salt deposits for domestic and export sale.