Yinnar South, Victoria

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Yinnar South Primary School, 1914
Grants Saw Mill, 1908

Yinnar South is a small rural town in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria, Australia.

At the 2006 census, Yinnar South had a population of 1,148.[1]

The first school in Yinnar South, School No. 2730, was opened 11 January 1886.[2] It currently operates as a primary school.

Henry Collins set up his saw mill in Mill Road c. 1911 and built a tramline along Whitelaw's Track.[3]

The town has a small church, approximately four metres by five metres, known as Holy Innocents. It was built in 1894 by James Mortan and painted by John Curtie. The church was licensed on 1 January 1895. Mortan built eight pews for the church as a gift; they remain in use. A small porch was later added to the building.[4] The church is still in use today and is one of the smallest churches in Australia.[5]

Yinnar South is well known for its prominent Dicksonia antarctica foliage.

The Yinnar South Community Hall is available for hire to members of the community.[6]

The area of Yinnar South has a variety of sporting and recreation groups including a tennis club and a pony club.[7] Yinnar South Tennis Club was established in 1927. It makes use of the two Albert Deppeler Memorial Tennis Courts in Yinnar South.[8]

The Yinnar South Newsletter is a non-profit newsletter produced for the benefit of the residents of Yinnar South and district. It was first published in 1980 and is released monthly.[9] Copies of the newsletter are distributed to local households while around fifty copies are available from the Yinnar General Store.[10]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Yinnar South (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2010-09-19.
  2. ^ Morwell Historical Society Snippets: Yinnar South School Retrieved on 2010-09-19
  3. ^ Latrobe City Council. (2008). "Latrobe City Heritage Study. Volume 1: Thematic Environmental History", Sawmilling, p.23. Context Pty Ltd
  4. ^ Latrobe City "Sustenance for the soul a key priority" Latrobe City Link: Exploring our living heritage, P.23, Issue 29, July 2004. Retrieved on 2010-09-19.
  5. ^ Yinnar South Newsletter Article "Smallest Church in Australia?" P.1-10, Issue No.4, September 2007. Retrieved on 2010-09-19
  6. ^ Yinnar South Newsletter Article "Yinnar South Community Hall" P.13, Issue No.4, September 2007. Retrieved on 2010-09-19
  7. ^ Yinnar South Pony Club Information
  8. ^ Yinnar South Newsletter Article "Yinnar South Tennis Club" P.13, Issue No.4, September 2007. Retrieved on 2010-09-19
  9. ^ Yinnar South Newsletters Online Retrieved on 2010-09-19
  10. ^ Yinnar South Newsletter Article "Newsletter Info" P.11, Issue No.3, July 2010. Retrieved on 2010-09-21

Coordinates: 38°23′S 146°23′E / 38.383°S 146.383°E / -38.383; 146.383