WELCOME TO LATROBE VALLEY!
Whether you have recently moved to Latrobe Valley or are contemplating living in our region, the below information will make your transition a smooth one.
Latrobe Valley is located 90 minutes (150kms) from the outskirts of Melbourne with a population of over 76,000 residents. V/Line runs an hourly rail services between Melbourne and Traralgon.
Situated in the centre of Gippsland, Latrobe City (Latrobe Valley) is recognised as one of Victoria’s four regional centres, along with Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong, the only city located in the eastern part of Victoria.
A region of surprising contrasts with vibrant towns and peaceful villages, tranquil national parks and picturesque rail trails. Sample award winning food and wine, enjoy shopping in boutiques or at a weekend market. Take in a show, wander through a gallery or museum, get out on the water or take to the skies!
Latrobe Valley encompasses four major towns of Traralgon, Morwell, Moe and Churchill as well as the outer lying townships of Boolarra, Glengarry, Newborough, Traralgon South, Toongabbie, Tyers, Yallourn North and Yinnar.
Historically, brown coal electricity generation has been the backbone of the local economy but the economy has diversified to include a range of industries including forestry and paper, manufacturing, agribusiness, retail, hospitality, aviation, health and education. Latrobe Valley is now home to Australia’s largest yoghurt manufacturing facility, Federation University, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Australia's largest pulp and paper manufacturer, and the only commercial aircraft manufacturing facility in Australia based at Latrobe Regional Airport.
Latrobe Valley hosts many national and international events such as the Victorian Junior Tennis Championships and International Championships, the Latrobe City Pro Am and the Waterski Championships. Other highlights of the event calendar include the Latrobe Spring Racing Carnival, Sister Cities Festival and Boolarra Folk Festival. Week to week there is always something happening, whether it be a local market with fresh produce, a community event, an exhibition at Latrobe Regional Art Gallery or a live show at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre.