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 census)[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 1882 and 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.

Places to Visit[edit]

TYERS LOOKOUT

Tyers Lookout is on the Walhalla-Tyers Road (C481) and is a couple kilometres from the township on your left. It overlooks the Latrobe Valley and is a beautiful spot for a date or family picnic, and is absolutely stunning at sunrise and sunset.

PETERSON'S LOOKOUT

Peterson's Lookout is short walk to the lookout overlooking the Tyers River Gorge and is a few kilometres further up on Walhalla-Tyers Road (C481). It is 6km north of the Tyers township. Make sure to keep an eye out for the brown-coloured sign on your left (just before the W2 track). This walk can also be started at the W2 track where there’s signage and a trail. This is an extra 2km (or 4km return) walk, and is certified as a Heart Foundation Walk. Photos are available at this link.

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 
View from the 'Tyers Lookout'.