Barramunga, former timber milling settlement in the Otway Ranges, is 25 km north of Apollo Bay. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing a magpie.
Timber felling in the Barramunga area began during the 1880s and logs were hauled to the nearest rail link at Birregurra. In 1890 a mill was opened in the Barramunga area, serviced by a forest tramway. Haulage of sawn timber was assisted by a railway terminus at Forrest (1891), about seven kilometres northwards.