Drouin will soon be the next Cranbourne and will be an outer suburb of Melbourne. Thatís what freeways do. Make everything closer. Right now though Drouin still has country charm, but protection of heritage is under attack. There are a number of old buildings so fingers crossed.
The town is supposedly named after a Frenchman who invented a chlorination process for the extraction of ore or an Aboriginal word meaning "north wind". In 1867, a coaching station was established on the track into Gippsland at Brandy Creek, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north-east of present Drouin. By the early 1870s, a small settlement had developed and land was being selected in the area.
Meanwhile, contracts had been let for the construction of a railway from Melbourne into Gippsland. Workers' camps were set up along the route which passed to the south of Brandy Creek. There were three camps in the vicinity of Drouin. After the Gippsland Railway opened in 1878, a township was surveyed at Drouin Junction, soon known as Drouin.
Lional Rose, the former world champion boxer and was the 1968 from Jackson's Track, just outside of Drouin.