Mt. Wombat watches over the Strathbogie Ranges and surrounding farmland.
Elevation is 799m AMSL, not 899m as written on the compass rose.
The Fire lookout is staffed during the summer months by Fire spotters and this lookout forms a chain of lookouts across Victoria.
Each year Victoria suffers from deadly bushfires, so quick identification of fires is essential to control them.
The original Lookout was built in 1960 and burnt down by lightning in 1980
The current lookout was built in 2011.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.