Yarrambat, Victoria

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Population1,588 (2016)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Nillumbik
State electorate(s)Yan Yean
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Localities around Yarrambat:
Mernda Doreen Nutfield
South Morang Yarrambat Hurstbridge
Mill Park Plenty Diamond Creek

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.

Yarrambat is located within Greater Melbourne, beyond the Melbourne metropolitan area Urban Growth Boundary.[2]


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.[citation needed]

The Post Office opened on 1 March 1910 as Tanck's Corner and was renamed Yarrambat around 1928.[3]

It is unknown why the name was changed however Yarrambat is named from a Woiwurrung word meaning "high hills" or "pleasant views". [4]


Recently land has been allowed to be subdivided into 1 hectare allotments by the Shire of Nillumbik, with large prestige homes dotting the landscape.[citation needed]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.

A mobile library operated by Yarra Plenty Regional Library regularly stops in the township.[5]


Golfers play at the Yarrambat Park Golf Course on Yan Yean Road.[6]

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[7].

The [Yarrambat-Plenty Little Athletics Club] competes as part of the [Diamond Valley Little Athletics Centre].

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yarrambat (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Urban Growth Boundary map
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  4. ^ http://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/files/66987816-47e7-4347-8f82-a32b009a6c0d/Heritage.pdf
  5. ^ "Service timetable". Yarra Plenty Regional Library. 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  6. ^ Golf Select, Yarrambat Park, retrieved 2009-05-11
  7. ^ "Yarrambat Park Masterplan". Retrieved 2018-08-12.

Coordinates: 37°38′24″S 145°07′59″E / 37.640°S 145.133°E / -37.640; 145.133