TOWN FACTS

Population 1,543
Formerly known as Brown Coal Mine, renamed Yallourn North in 1947

TOWN FACILITIES

Outdoor Swimming Pool
Old Brown Coal Mine Museum
Yallourn Golf Club

ABOUT Yallourn North

Prior to 1947, Yallourn North was named Brown Coal Mine, after the discovery of brown coal in 1879 and housed the workers who toiled in the mine. The Post Office opened 1917.

Surrounded by undulating hill, the town offers a rural setting

Facilities in town include Monash Hall for community events, supermarket, café, hotel, primary school and kindergarten. Sports available are Australian rules football, cricket, lawn bowls and carpet bowls, tennis, netball, angling and has an outdoor swimming pool.

The town contains many churches, including the only Serbian Orthodox Church and Mosque in the region.

Yallourn North has an active historical association which preserves the history of the area through the Old Brown Coal Mine Museum, dedicated to future generations. Run by volunteers, the museum is open three days a week to the public and by appointment. The museum holds an extensive display of photographic memorabilia and artefacts depicting the early days of the town and coal history. It also tells the story of Yallourn, a town which was closed and eventually dug up for coal.

Perched on a hilltop ridge, the area offers views over Lake Narracan, Latrobe Valley , and the impressive Yallourn W Power Station nearby.

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Meals available Wednesday to Saturday. Wednesday night is Pizza's only, Thursday is Parma night and regular bistro service is available…

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