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Chum Creek, Victoria

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Chum Creek
Chum Creek General Store
Chum Creek
Chum Creek
Coordinates37°36′22″S 145°29′17″E / 37.606°S 145.488°E / -37.606; 145.488Coordinates: 37°36′22″S 145°29′17″E / 37.606°S 145.488°E / -37.606; 145.488
Population983 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Localities around Chum Creek:
Toolangi Toolangi Toolangi
Dixons Creek Chum Creek Healesville
Dixons Creek Healesville Healesville

Chum Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 50 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2016 census, Chum Creek had a population of 983.[1]


In the mid-1850s traces of gold were found in the creek.[2] In 1891 a sawmill was established and tree cutting gave way to clearing and farming selections.[2] In 1892 the area was surveyed for selections.[2] In 1897 the school was opened and there was an early Methodist church.[2] In the 1930s Lake Yambunga was excavated for swimming and camping.[2] In 1937 a new Presbyterian church was built.[2]


In the 2016 Census, there were 983 people in Chum Creek. 79.9% of people were born in Australia and 90.4% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 46.2%, Catholic 13.7% and Anglican 11.8%.[1]



  • Chum Creek Primary School is a small, rural, State-run P-6 school. Since 1897 the school has served the Chum Creek, Toolangi and Healesville West communities. The school is known for a low-key and friendly approach to education as well as a focus on environmental education and sustainable living.


Local Store

  • The Chum Creek General Store opened in 1953, closed in 2014. Currently a private residence.


  • Chum Creek Sawmill
    Chum Creek Sawmill
  • Healesville West Fire Station
    Healesville West Fire Station
  • Yumbunga Lake
    Yumbunga Lake


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Chum Creek (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
    Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Victorian Places Chum Creek". Victorian Places. Retrieved 8 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Lemon, Andrew (2004). A great Australian school - Wesley College examined. Helicon Press. p. 306. ISBN 0-9586785-8-8.

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