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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A great representation from the community today for the farewell of Rod Brooke at Woori Yallock Butchers. ... See MoreSee Less
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Well, what a day. It was bittersweet. Our last Butcher's BBQ as we know it, but, $475.15 was raised for the Hoddles Creek Junior Fire Brigade. $202.45 of this was from donations. A huge effort by all. Thank you to everyone who turned up today for Rod Brooke's farewell. Thank you to Jim Childs for presenting to Rod, the certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Yarra Ranges Council and Peter Cownley on behalf of Bendigo bank at Woori Yallock.Through Rod's generosity, the WHYLD Butcher's BBQ's have now raised a total of $6,971.35 since 2018. Thank you Rod.Woori Yallock Butchers Hillcrest Fire Brigade Hoddles Creek Fire Brigade - CFA Yellingbo Rural Fire BrigadeSorry, Jennifer Seabrook from Red Cross also presented Rod with a gift. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Butcher’s BBQ’s are coming to an end. Tomorrow, the 30th of July is our last BBQ. This will be in aid of the Hoddles Creek Junior Fire Brigade. Sadly, Rod Brooke is closing his shop in Woori Yallock after trading tomorrow.What a huge loss this is to our community, not only because we are losing the only butcher shop in the WHYLD area but for the last 12 years or so Rod has been supporting the BBQ’s by supplying the sausages for free, the BBQ gas for free and up until a couple of years ago even supplied the BBQ until it needed replacing. The Bendigo Bank (Wydcom Financial Services) then stepped in and bought a new BBQ for community use.Over the years Rod has supported the SES, Red Cross, Rotary, CFA and various other organisations.Since 2018 when WHYLD commenced the BBQ’s, a total of $3,850.05 has been raised and distributed to the four local Primary Schools in the WHYLD area for Kids In Need. This money was handed over to the schools to help any kids and or their families who are finding it tough to make ends meet. $2,646.15 was raised in aid of the three local Fire Brigades. That’s a total of $6,496.20 Rod has been responsible in raising since 2018 just for WHYLD. Just imagine how much has been raised by all the organisations over the 12 years.As a thank you to Rod, we are asking as many people as possible to come down to the last BBQ at the butcher shop tomorrow between 10:00 and 11:00 am just to show some thanks to Rod for what he has done for the community. He is going to be embarrassed by the attention, but he cannot be let go without some sort of recognition. We are planning to have a presentation around 10:30am.While you are there, you can grab a sausage for $2.50 and support the local Junior Fire Brigade. ... See MoreSee Less
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