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Yarragon VIC


Postcode: 3823

Yarragon is a small town in the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The town lies on the Princes Highway and the main Gippsland Railway line approximately halfway between the major towns of Warragul and Moe. Hills of the Strzelecki Ranges rise over 400 metres immediately to the south of the town, while the Moe River and the lowlands of the former (now drained) Moe Swamp lie to the north.

Historically the town was a centre for dairy farms in the vicinity (a former dairy factory lies to the north of the railway line), as well as logging activities in the heavily forested hills to the south. Significant expansion of facilities and businesses along Yarragon’s main Princes Highway streetscape since the 1990s aimed at capitalising on the tourist potential of passing traffic has resulted in the town being informally dubbed ‘Yarragon village’.