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Yarra Ranges

The Yarra Ranges Shire Council has a population of approximately 144,540 and is located on Melbourne's eastern fringes, and is a diverse mix of urban and rural communities. Early industries focused on timber, quarrying, farming and viticulture, but today tourism is the municipality's foundation, with more than three million people visiting the Yarra Valley's flourishing wineries each year.

Find out more at the Yarra Ranges Shire Council website

Main suburbs


Yarra Junction




A map of metropolitan Melbourne showing the Yarra Ranges area


About Yarra Ranges

A couple enjoy El Fresco dining at a winery


Key industries in the area
Retail trade

Travel times

Yarra Range's suburbs are 43-79km east of Melbourne's city centre.

Transport Time
45-90 mins
Train or bus
60-125 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $460,000
(Dec 2014)
$375 (June 2015)
(Dec 2014)
$318 (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 (6.0%) Italian (1.1%)
Netherlands (1.2%) German (0.7%)
New Zealand (1.2%) Dutch (0.6%)
Germany (0.8%) Greek (0.3%)
Italy (0.7%)
Mandarin (0.2%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
52 primary schools
There are no hospitals in the Yarra Ranges area.
13 secondary schools

Two 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's health services directory for more health care information and services.