Yarra Junction is encounted when traveling between Warburton and Melbourne. Yarra Junction is just that. Yarra Junction is a cross roads town, and this factor predetermined a steady growth for this Melbourne satellite community.

Yarra Junction has a population of circa 1800 and growing.

The Post Office opened on 20 November 1901, a week after the railway arrived.

Yarra Junction was the junction station for the Powelltown Tramway, a three foot gauge line, between 1913 and 1945. (not shown)

Its most famous product was former Richmond premiership ruckman Jack Dyer, also known as Captain Blood, who grew up in the town before moving to Melbourne in his late teens for school.

Yarra Junction is a sort of new town.

The Anglican Church was the only discovered church

The Yarra junction War Memorial is an ‘old’ cenotaph in the centre of the town.

The Yarra Junction Museum is a Rail orientated exhibit. The museum looks to be great value with a number of external artefacts

The Yarra Junction Hotel is a ‘right on the junction’ hub.

Yarra Junction is a new town and over time will be another Melbourne suburb. If passing through a coffee or refreshment may be in order, but a deliberate visit is not necessary.

Heritage diary




  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