Yarra Junction, Victoria

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Yarra Junction
Victoria
Population 2,297 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3797
Elevation 152 m (499 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s) Eildon
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Yarra Junction:
Don Valley Wesburn
Launching Place Yarra Junction Warburton
Hoddles Creek Gladysdale

Yarra Junction is a town in Victoria, Australia, 55 km (34 mi) east from Melbourne's central business district. It sits at the junction of the Yarra and Little Yarra Rivers. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2011 census, Yarra Junction had a population of 2,297.[1]

The Post Office opened on 20 November 1901, a week after the railway arrived.[2]

Yarra Junction was the junction station for the Powelltown Tramway, a three-foot gauge line, between 1913 and 1945.

It has five schools, Upper Yarra Secondary College, Yarra Junction Primary School, St Joseph's Primary School and the Little Yarra Steiner School. It is also home to the Cire Community School (previously called Yarra Valley Community School), an independent school for students for whom mainstream schooling has not been successful.

In addition to these schools, there is also a rural country campus for Caulfield Grammar School. The Yarra Junction Campus was established in 1949 and it was the first of its kind in Australia.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League. Its most famous product was former Richmond premiership ruckman Jack Dyer, also known as Captain Blood, who grew up in the town before moving to Melbourne in his late teens for school.

See also[edit]

Yarra Junction railway station

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yarra Junction (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

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Coordinates: 37°46′44″S 145°36′22″E / 37.779°S 145.606°E / -37.779; 145.606