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The City of Yarra has a population of approximately 74,090 (Census 2011, ABS) and is an inner metropolitan municipality next to Melbourne's Central Business District and many of Melbourne's major tourism and recreational facilities. It is one of the smallest inner metropolitan councils, comprising just 19.5 square kilometres. It has a wide diversity of geographical features, boasting some of the metropolitan district's oldest areas, sprawling parklands and large, historic homes.

Find out more at the City of Yarra website

Main suburbs

Carlton North




Clifton Hill

A map of metropolitan Melbourne showing the Yarra area


About Yarra

People in a fun run


Key industries in the area
Professional, scientific and technical
Health care
Education and training

Travel times

Yarra's suburbs are 5-7km north-east of Melbourne's city centre.

Transport Time
11-15 mins
Train, tram or bus
5-20 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $920,000
(Dec 2014)
$698 (June 2015)
Unit  $545,000
(Dec 2014)
$480 (June 2015)

Source: House and unit prices - Home Price Guide Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (3.7%) Vietnamese (4.5%)
Vietnam (3.6%) Greek (3.5%)
New Zealand (3.0%) Italian (2.3%)
Greece (1.8%) Cantonese (1.6%)
China (1.6%)
Mandarin (1.6%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
14 primary schools
There are no hospitals in the Yarra area.
Seven secondary schools

One university and two TAFE campuses

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel for more health care information and services.