Gruyere, Victoria

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Gruyere
Victoria
Gruyere is located in Melbourne
Gruyere
Gruyere
Coordinates37°44′02″S 145°27′00″E / 37.734°S 145.450°E / -37.734; 145.450Coordinates: 37°44′02″S 145°27′00″E / 37.734°S 145.450°E / -37.734; 145.450
Population696 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3770
Elevation174 m (571 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Evelyn
Federal Division(s)Casey
Localities around Gruyere:
Coldstream Coldstream Badger Creek
Wandin North Gruyere Badger Creek
Seville Seville East Woori Yallock

Gruyere is a town in Victoria, Australia, 43 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Gruyere had a population of 696.

The suburb is often referred to as the 'Toorak of the Yarra Valley' as it is the choice location for wealthier retirees. Gruyere has a strong farming / agricultural roots with many local farmers with a variety of products such as apples, pears and cattle.

The town is named for a variety of cheese, as the area's history is in the dairy industry. Cahillton Post Office first opened on 20 August 1892. It was renamed Gruyere in 1950 and closed in 1960.[2]

Many argue that the name of the area and subsequently, the town, is actually "Warramate", in reference to the Warramate Hills.

It is a small town area on Killara Road contains a recreation reserve, community hall, primary school and CFA fire station. Several wineries, including Coldstream Hills Winery, Warramate Wines and Yarra Yering, are located within Gruyere.

References[edit]

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