Yarra Junction was the junction station for the Powelltown Tramway, a three foot gauge line, between 1913 and 1945.
It has four school, Upper Yarra Secondary College, Yarra Junction Primary School, St Joesph’s Primary School and the Little Yarra Steiner School.
In addition to these schools, there is also a bush campus for Caulfield Grammar School. The Yarra Junction Campus was established in 1949 and it was the first of its kind in Australia.
Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges.