Gruyere, Victoria

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Gruyere is located in Melbourne
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
Population946 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation174 m (571 ft)
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 2016 Census, Gruyere had a population of 946.

The suburb is often referred to as the "Toorak of the Yarra Valley" (Sir Peter Taylor of Lyndhurst) 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.[citation needed]

It is a small town area on Killara Road contains a recreation reserve, community hall, primary school and CFA fire station. Several wineries are located within Gruyere.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gruyere (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 May 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Post Office List, Premier Postal History, retrieved 11 April 2008