Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Johanna VIC


Postcode: 3238

Johanna is a small town on the coast of Victoria, Australia located west of Cape Otway in the Colac Otway Shire. It is named after Johanna Dennie, infamous mistress of the town’s founder, Julian Gray.

The surf at Johanna is quite highly regarded. It’s only a long stretch of beach breaks, or beach and reef, but is noted for its power and has a reputation for rapid jumps in size (eg. doubling over the space of just a few hours). The Bells Beach Surf Classic competition has been moved from Bells Beach to Johanna on a few years where Bells has been flat (eg. 2003). The westerly facing of Johanna can pick up swell that misses Bells and the Surf Coast.