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Don Valley
Victoria
Population576 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3139
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal Division(s)Casey
Localities around Don Valley:
Mount Toolebewong Healesville Wesburn
Mount Toolebewong Don Valley Wesburn
Launching Place Launching Place Launching Place

Don Valley is a town in Victoria, Australia, approximately 70 km east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2016 census, Don Valley had a population of 576.[1]

A well known farm on Don Valley is Haining Farm, a 65-hectare cattle and dairy farm with Jersey and Friesian cows and other farm animals, located at the entrance of Don River into the Yarra River. It is no longer run as a farm, and is being regenerated into bushland for the Helmeted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops cassidix) a critically endangered bird. Haining Farm is managed by Parks Victoria.

Although Don Valley has minimal development, there is the Don Valley Primary School, an archery park, and is home to a satellite fire station for the "Hillcrest" CFA brigade which serves Woori Yallock, Launching Place and Don Valley after the Launching Place and Woori Yallock brigades amalgamated in December 2007.

References

  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Don Valley". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 19 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 37°45′41″S 145°35′04″E / 37.76139°S 145.58444°E / -37.76139; 145.58444


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