Welcome to WHYLD Country

The WHYLD district is located in the Upper Yarra Valley within the Shire of Yarra Ranges in a rural and bushland environment on the eastern fringe of Melbourne. The Warburton Highway, Yarra River and Warburton Trail all traverse the WHYLD community in an east-west direction. The largest town on the highway from Melbourne is Woori Yallock with a range of shops, businesses, Community Bank and Post Office. Further shops and businesses are dotted along the highway through Launching Place. South of the highway on the Healesville Koo-Wee Rup Road lies Yellingbo with a General Store. Primary Schools form the central hub for the towns of Hoddles Creek and Don Valley, lying south and north of the highway respectively.

CFA buildings are situated in Hoddles Creek, Yellingbo, Don Valley and Woori Yallock. The river and creek flats and undulating hills of the WHYLD district make it a prime agricultural area with vineyards, orchards, berries, market gardens, flowers and pasture. Nearby forests such as Kurth Kiln Regional Park and Yellingbo Conservation Reserve provide opportunities for bushwalking, bird-watching and camping. The Yarra River and smaller waterways provide access for recreational fishing.

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What a beautiful day it was today. Our monthly Kids In Need BBQ raised $177.25 to be split up between the four local primary schools. Thank you to Rod Brooke for the sausages and BBQ gas and Woori Yallock Bakery for the bread. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight we have our first monthly meeting at our new home base, the Sydney Halbish Hall in Don Valley. We commence at 7:00pm if you are interested in dropping in. ... See MoreSee Less

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I think, because of the beautiful weather on Saturday, everyone chose to work in their gardens rather than go shopping. It was a very slow day selling the sausages, but we still made $167.85. Thank you to the many people who don't buy a sausage but give a donation. Thanks Rod for the sausages and Woori Bakery for the bread. Kids In Need at our four local primary schools will benefit. Thank you all for your support. ... See MoreSee Less

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What great weather we had yesterday for our Butcher's BBQ in aid of our local Hillcrest Fire Brigade. Thanks Rod for the sausages and thanks to the Brigade members who helped.
We raised the grand sum of $210.45.
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WHYLD Community Group

This Saturday is our WHYLD Butcher's BBQ in aid of our local Hillcrest Fire Brigade. Come on down to the butcher shop in Woori Yallock and grab a snag for $2.50 from 9:00am until 12:30pm. As always, thank you to Rod Brooke for donating the sausages and BBQ gas. ... See MoreSee Less

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