Warragul is the next town encounted when heading east towards Sydney. Warragul, a little like Drouin is increasingly a commute outer region for Melbourne. Aside from peak hour traffic considerations, Warragul is only an hour from the Melbourne cbd.
The town is named after an Aboriginal word meaning "wild dog" .Warragul is the main population and service centre of the West Gippsland region and the Shire of Baw Baw. The surrounding area is noted for dairy farming and other niche agriculture and has long been producing gourmet foods.
Warragul was settled after the construction of the Traralgon railway line in 1877, the Post Office opening on 16 March 1877.