|LGA(s)||Shire of Nillumbik|
|State electorate(s)||Yan Yean|
Yarrambat is a town in Victoria, Australia, 23.5 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, within the Shire of Nillumbik local government area. Yarrambat recorded a population of 1,588 at the 2016 census.
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Prominent as a gold mining area in the late 19th century, much of the land was surveyed and cleared for farming once the mining boom subsided.
The Post Office opened on 1 March 1910 as Tanck's Corner and was renamed Yarrambat around 1928.
Recently land has been allowed to be subdivided into 1 hectare allotments by the Shire of Nillumbik, with large prestige homes dotting the landscape.Yarrambat has become one of Melbourne's affluent north eastern suburbs due to many of its properties being constructed on large allotments within relatively close proximity to the City.
It contains a post office, veterinarian clinic, child minding centre, recreation reserve, war memorial, a primary school (Yarrambat Primary School), a private school, a general store and a CFA fire station, as well as a railway museum.
In 1978, Yarrambat celebrated its centenary, including a festival at the primary school, which at that time was adjacent to the main T-intersection (which has been referred to as Tanck's Corner). The school was relocated to new buildings in the 1980s. Further upgrades (in excess of $3 million (AUD)) to the school have occurred during 2007, the most prominent feature being 5 open plan classrooms, office redevelopment and a gymnasium (3/4 size basketball court). The school has spent significant time and effort into developing Inquiry Based Learning.
Golfers play at the Yarrambat Park Golf Course on Yan Yean Road.
Yarrambat Park is also home to the Diamond Valley Archery Club, which includes an outdoor target range, an 18 metre indoor range and a field course.
The [Yarrambat-Plenty Little Athletics Club] competes as part of the [Diamond Valley Little Athletics Centre].
- Shire of Diamond Valley - Yarrambat was previously within this former local government area.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yarrambat (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
- Urban Growth Boundary map
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- "Service timetable". Yarra Plenty Regional Library. 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- Golf Select, Yarrambat Park, retrieved 2009-05-11
- "Yarrambat Park Masterplan". Retrieved 2018-08-12.