- Yarra Junction, Victoria
Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Yarra Junction
state = vic
lga = Shire of Yarra Ranges
postcode = 3797
pop = 1740 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC27085 | name = Yarra Junction (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
stategov = Gembrook
fedgov = McEwen
dist1 = 66
dist2 = 9
dist3 = 27
near-nw = Don Valley
near-n = Don Valley
near-ne = Wesburn
near-w = Launching Place
near-e = Warburton
near-sw = Launching Place
near-s = Launching Place
near-se = Gladysdale
Yarra Junction is a town located east of
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, along the Warburton Highwayin the Local Government Areaof the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 census, the town had a population of 1740.
It is located convert|66|km|mi|0|lk=on by road from Melbourne's
central business district, and is about convert|27|km|mi|0|lk=on km east of Lilydale, generally considered the eastern boundary of greater Melbourne.
The Post Office opened on 20 November 1901 a week after the railway arrived.Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11 ]
Yarra Junction was the junction station for the
Powelltown Tramway, a three foot gauge line, between 1913 and 1945.
It has four schools, Upper Yarra Secondary College, Yarra Junction Primary School, St Joesph's Primary School and the Little Yarra Steiner School.
In addition to these schools, there is also a bush campus for
Caulfield Grammar School. The Yarra Junction Campus was established in 1949 and it was the first of its kind in Australia.
The town has an
Australian Rulesfootball team competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League.
* [http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/yarrajunction.html "Australian places" entry for Yarra Junction]
* [http://www.lyss.vic.edu.au/ Little Yarra Steiner School]
* [http://www.uysc.vic.edu.au/ Upper Yarra Secondary College]
* [http://www.yjps.vic.edu.au/ Yarra Junction Primary School]
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