Wesburn, Victoria

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The Warburton Highway passing through Wesburn on its way to Melbourne. The Sam Knott Hotel can be seen to the left.
Wesburn is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°46′01″S 145°38′49″E / 37.767°S 145.647°E / -37.767; 145.647Coordinates: 37°46′01″S 145°38′49″E / 37.767°S 145.647°E / -37.767; 145.647
Population1,052 (2021 census)[1]
Elevation257 m (843 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal division(s)McEwen
Localities around Wesburn:
Don Valley Millgrove Warburton
Don Valley Wesburn Warburton
Yarra Junction Gladysdale Warburton

Wesburn is a town in Victoria, Australia, 62 km east from Melbourne's central business district, located within the Shire of Yarra Ranges local government area. Wesburn recorded a population of 1,052 at the 2021 census.[1]

Predominantly rural in nature, the township has a narrow ribbon of residential dwellings along and branching off the Warburton Highway.

The name Wesburn is derived from its original name of West Warburton. Warburton West Post Office opened on 7 February 1893, was renamed Wesburn in 1925 and closed in 1993.[2] Wesburn was also served by a railway station on the former Warburton railway line until closure in 1965. Today the former railway line has been transformed into a walking and cycling path called the Warburton Trail.

Wesburn Primary School opened in 1904 after relocation of the building from Millgrove.[3] The school has a current enrolment of around 100 and is a participant in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.[4]

The Wesburn Recreation Reserve hosts junior football and netball teams. The township is also serviced by a pub and a number of small shops. Public transport is provided by bus route from Warburton to Chirnside Park.


  1. ^ a b "2021 Census QuickStats Wesburn". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 3 February 2021
  3. ^ Wesburn Primary School History
  4. ^ "Home". kitchengardenfoundation.org.au.

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