Gruyere, Victoria

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Gruyere
Victoria
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Gruyere
Gruyere, Victoria
Coordinates 37°44′02″S145°27′00″E / 37.734°S 145.450°E / -37.734; 145.450
Population966 (2021 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 3770
Elevation174 m (571 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s) Evelyn
Federal division(s) Casey
Localities around Gruyere:
Coldstream Coldstream Badger Creek
Wandin North Gruyere Badger Creek
Seville Seville East Woori Yallock

Gruyere is a town in Victoria, Australia, 43 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district, located within the Shire of Yarra Ranges local government area. Gruyere recorded a population of 966 at the 2021 census.

The suburb is often referred to as the "Toorak of the Yarra Valley" (Sir Peter Taylor of Lyndhurst) as it is the choice location for wealthier retirees. Gruyere has a strong farming / agricultural roots with many local farmers with a variety of products such as apples, pears and cattle.

The town is named for a variety of cheese [ citation needed ], as the area's history is in the dairy industry. Cahillton Post Office first opened on 20 August 1892. It was renamed Gruyere in 1950 and closed in 1960. [2]

Many argue that the name of the area and subsequently, the town, is actually "Warramate", in reference to the Warramate Hills.[ citation needed ]

It is a small town area on Killara Road contains a recreation reserve, community hall, primary school and CFA fire station. Several wineries are located within Gruyere.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Gruyere (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2022. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Post Office List, Premier Postal History, retrieved 11 April 2008