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


Outdoor Swimming Pool
Old Brown Coal Mine Museum

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, hotel, primary school and kindergarten.

The town contains many churches, including a Serbian Orthodox Church and Mosque.

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.


The Yallourn Golf Club is located 6kms up the road (Yallourn Heights) and offers stunning rural, lake and mountain vistas. The Club welcomes visitors and functions.

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