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Tyers, Victoria

Coordinates: 38°09′S 146°28′E / 38.150°S 146.467°E / -38.150; 146.467
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Tyers is located in City of Latrobe
Coordinates38°09′S 146°28′E / 38.150°S 146.467°E / -38.150; 146.467
Population824 (2016 census)[1]
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 2016 census, Tyers had a population of 824.[1]

Tyers Post Office opened on 11 September 1882 .[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, held since 1979, is an initiative of the Tyers Primary school and supported by the Tyers community.[3]

A notable resident was Jean Galbraith.


  • Tyers Lookout is on the Walhalla-Tyers Road (C481), two kilometres from the township on the left. It overlooks the Latrobe Valley.
  • Peterson's Lookout is a short walk to the lookout overlooking the Tyers River Gorge, 6 km north of the Tyers township on Walhalla-Tyers Road (C481). This walk can also be started at the W2 track where there's signage and a trail. This is an extra 2 km (or 4 km return) walk, and is certified as a Heart Foundation Walk.[4][5]
  • The Wirilda Walking Tracks are a series of tracks along the Walhalla-Tyers Road (C481), starting from Wirilda Track 2 (W2) and finishes at W18.
View from the 'Tyers Lookout'.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tyers (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 7 February 2021
  3. ^ Tyers Arts Festival Tyers Primary School
  4. ^ Tracks, Park. "Peterson's Lookout". Walking Maps. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  5. ^ Peterson's Lookout walking map