Tyers, Victoria

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Tyers
Victoria
Tyers is located in City of Latrobe
Tyers
Tyers
Coordinates 38°09′S 146°28′E / 38.150°S 146.467°E / -38.150; 146.467Coordinates: 38°09′S 146°28′E / 38.150°S 146.467°E / -38.150; 146.467
Population 864 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3844
Location
LGA(s) City of Latrobe
State electorate(s) Morwell
Federal Division(s) Gippsland
Localities around Tyers:
Moondarra Erica Glengarry
Yallourn North Tyers Glengarry
Yallourn North Traralgon Traralgon

Tyers is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is 158 kilometres (98 mi) east of Melbourne, 10 kilometres (6 mi) north-west of Traralgon and located in the City of Latrobe. It was known until 1852 as "Boola Boola", after which it was named after the surveyor and explorer Charles Tyers. At the 2006 census, Tyers had a population of 864.

Tyers Post Office opened on 11 September 1882and is now owned by united fuels.[2]

The town in conjunction with neighbouring Traralgon has an Australian Rules football team Traralgon-Tyers United competing in the North Gippsland Football League.

The Tyers Arts Festival is an annual event.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tyers (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11