Yallourn North is the surviving town out of the Yallourn's. Yallourn itself being swallowed up by the open cut coal mine. Yallourn was a pretty manicured township built especially for the coal mine, but had actually built over a rich vein of coal. Yallourn North predates Yallourn and is a town in the ordinary sense.

The town contains many churches, including the only Serbian Orthodox Church and Mosque in the region. The Yallourn Post Office opened on 3 September 1917 as Brown Coal Mine and was renamed Yallourn North in 1947.

The Yallourn Power Station is a complex of six brown coal fuelled power stations built progressively from the 1920s to the 1960s. With the company town of Yallourn located to the south west. Today only the 1,450 MW Yallourn W plant remains, the third largest power station in Victoria which supplies 22% of state's electricity and 8% of National Electricity Market needs. The adjacent open Yallourn brown coal mine is the largest open cut coalmine in Australia, with reserves to meet the projected needs of the power station to 2032.

The Yallourn North Hotel is a bit of a nondescript pub. Only the tree out the front gives the place any character.

The Yallourn Museum is a very good proposition. Time your visit to Yallourn so as to get the best insight into the history of the region. This is the best museum in the region.

The Yallourn North War Memorial is a very low key proposition; probably because of the high ethnic mix of the population.

The museum determines Yallourn North is an important visit destination.

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  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
  Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
  Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course