Hoddles Creek, Victoria

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Hoddles Creek
Hoddles Creek is located in Melbourne
Hoddles Creek
Hoddles Creek
Coordinates 37°49′59″S 145°34′59″E / 37.833°S 145.583°E / -37.833; 145.583Coordinates: 37°49′59″S 145°34′59″E / 37.833°S 145.583°E / -37.833; 145.583
Population 609 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3139
Elevation 212 m (696 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s) Eildon
Federal Division(s) Casey
Localities around Hoddles Creek:
Launching Place Gladysdale Warburton
Yellingbo Hoddles Creek Noojee
Cockatoo Gembrook Labertouche

Hoddles Creek is a bounded rural locality near Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2011 census, Hoddles Creek had a population of 609,[1] compared to 1,061 at the 2006 census over a larger area.[2]


Hoddles Creek is situated 72 km east of Melbourne's central business district.[3] It stands on the banks of the Hoddles Creek, which was named after Robert Hoddle.[3][4] Blackleather Creek also flows through the town.[4]


Hobbles Creek was named for Robert Hoddle (1794–1881), who surveyed the area in 1844.[4] The town developed thanks to the Victorian Gold Rush in the 1860s.[4] It was home to one of the largest minefields in Victoria up until the 1900s.[4]

The Post Office opened as Hoddle's Creek on 24 May 1862 and closed 1865.[5] It reopened in 1869 (though known as Warburton from 1874 until 1879) and closed in 1967.[5]

In 1916, the Hoddles Creek Primary School was founded to replace other local schools.[6][7]

Sir Harrie Massey, the renowned mathematical physicist, spent his early years from 1908 in Hoddles Creek.[8]

It is home to several vineyards.[4] For example, the Hoddles Creek Estate was founded by the D'Anna family in 1997.[9] The town is also home to berry farms and tree farms.[4]