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Tyabb VIC


Postcode: 3913

Tyabb is a small town South East of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. It is served by the Tyabb railway station on the Stony Point greater-metropolitan line.

Tyabb is a small township with a primary school, fire brigade, shopping street, motel, cafes and airfield. It is well known for its many antique shops. The largest, the Tyabb Packing House Antique Centre is housed in an historic Cool Store building dating from the areas fruit growing past. The Tyabb Packing House Antique Centre reputedly has one of the largest retail antique collections under one roof in the southern hemisphere. There are several other antique shops in the Tyabb township.

Tyabb is also known because of the Tyabb Airfield, which has been operating for over 30 years. The Airfield has hosted an internationally-recognised Air Show for several years. Tyabb airfield has plans to develop and expand its runways and helipads. This has met with objection from many residents of the town.

Tyabb also has a Craft Village that boasts a number of artisans including a; mosaic, Garden art, milliner, potter, jeweller, quilt maker, Wrought iron worker, teddy bears, image consultant and painters / art gallery.

Tyabb is one of the few towns in Australia that does not have a pub. Although the town is over 100 years old it has never had a pub.

Tyabb has given its name to the Tyabb Fault, an ancient geological formation extending from Tyabb across the Peninsula to Mornington, and Tyabb Loam, the characteristic soil of the district.

The town holds three primary schools, Tyabb Railway Station Primary , Tyabb Primary School and Flinders Christian Community College (non-denominational Christian school).