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The Shire of Yarra Ranges is located at the east of Melbourne and is a diverse mix of urban and rural communities. Some of Yarra Ranges’ suburbs include Belgrave, Chirnside Park and Coldstream.

Yarra Ranges covers about 2,500 km2 and stretches from the densely populated outer suburbs to the forested areas of the Great Dividing Ranges. Around 70 per cent of the population live in rural areas, and the Shire includes over 10,000 businesses and employs more than 35,000 people.

Each year more than 2 million tourists visit the Yarra Ranges Shire.

 

Find out more at the Yarra Ranges Shire Council website

Main Suburbs:
  • Healesville
  • Yarra Junction
  • Belgrave
  • Lilydale
  • Warburton
Key industries:
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

Yarra Ranges at a glance

43-79km
East of Melbourne’s city centre
45-90mins
Travel time from the city by car or bus
60-125mins
Travel time from the city by train
$491,000
Median house cost (July 2017)
$423,000
Median unit price (July 2017)
61
Primary schools
12
High schools
0
University campuses
390$
Median house rental per week (March 2017)
$325
Median unit rental per week (March 2017)

Education

Find an early childhood service or school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and preschool.

Access the Victorian Skills Gateway to find local Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers. This includes public TAFE institutions, adult community education and private VET providers.

Health

To locate a hospital in this area, use the interactive maps provided on the Victorian Government’s Health.vic website.

Visit the Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.

Where are most migrants from?

Flag of England 5.4%
England
Flag of NZ 1.2%
New Zealand
Flag of Netherlands 1.1%
Netherlands
Flag of Germany 0.7%
Germany
Flag of Italy 0.6%
Italy

Top five languages other than English

0.9%
Italian
0.6%
German
0.6%
Mandarin
0.5%
Dutch
0.4%
Chin Hakha
Sources:

House and unit prices: Home Price Guide.
Rental prices: Department of Health and Human Services Rental Report 
Cultural groups: Census 2016, ABS

More information: To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory.