Description

Yea is a town in Victoria, Australia 100 kilometres (62 mi) north-east of the state capital Melbourne at the junction of the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Melba Highway, in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area. In an area originally inhabited by the Taungurong people, it was first visited by Europeans of the Hume and Hovell expedition in 1824, and within 15 years most of the land in the area had been taken up by graziers. Surveyed in 1855, the township grew as a service centre for grazing, gold-mining and timber-getting in the area. The town has had a fairly stable population (around 1,100) since 1900, though it now has a relatively old population. The town economy is based around servicing the farming sector, and tourism, with good road links but little public transport. The town has education supplied by three schools (state primary and high schools, and a Catholic primary). It has three churches, and active sporting clubs.

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Around Yea VIC 3717


Our Picks on what to Do in Yea VIC

Annis & George Bills Horse Trough

Yea Floral Fossil

Moores Road Reserve

Our Picks on where to Stay in Yea VIC

Yea Peppercorn Hotel

Wood Duck Cottage

Yea Motel

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Yea VIC

Caroline's House of Chicken

Country Club Hotel

Marmalades

Shopping in Yea VIC

Community Services  


Yea & District Tourist Information Centre VIC
2 Hood Street,
YEA VIC 3717

Murrindindi Shire Council VIC
Perkins Street,
ALEXANDRA VIC 3714

Yea Police Station VIC
4 High Street,
YEA VIC 3717

Yea & District Memorial Hospital
45 Station Street,
YEA VIC 3717

Yea Library VIC
15 The Semicircle,
YEA VIC 3717

Yea Swimming Pool VIC
101 High Street,
YEA VIC 3717

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 172 m
  • Population: 1170
  • State electorate(s): Eildon
  • Federal Division(s): Indi
  • Established (yr): 1855
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Euroa VIC 3666 (76.2 km, 57 mins)
Kilmore VIC 3764 (63.3 km, 50 mins)
Seymour VIC 3660 (54.8 km, 51 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Yea VIC is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

Taungurong

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