Life in Latrobe Valley
Life in Latrobe Valley
Welcome to Latrobe Valley. We know you are going to love living in Latrobe Valley and have a great time if you are passing through.
Is Latrobe Valley a good place to live?
Yes, Latrobe Valley is a great place to live or visit. Below our guide to Latrobe Valley will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.
Visas required to live in Latrobe Valley
If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Latrobe Valley, you are going to need a visa to do so. Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Latrobe Valley. Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.
If you are moving to Latrobe Valley and want to find a job in Latrobe Valley we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Latrobe Valley for new arrivals. Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.
Map of Latrobe Valley
Weather in Latrobe Valley
The Latrobe Valley is an inland geographical district and urban area of the Gippsland region in the state of Victoria, Australia. The traditional owners are the Brayakaulung of the Gunai nation. The district lies east of Melbourne and nestled between the Strzelecki Ranges to the south and the Baw Baw Ranges, part of the Great Dividing Range, to the north. Mount St Phillack (1,567 m (5,141 ft)) is the highest peak to the north of the Latrobe Valley, due north of Moe. The highest peak to the south is Mt Tassie (740 m (2,430 ft)), south of Traralgon.
The area has three major centres, from west to east, Moe, Morwell and Traralgon, with minor centres including Churchill, Yinnar, Glengarry, and Tyers. The population of the Latrobe Valley is approximately 125,000.
The valley draws its name from the Latrobe River which flows eastward, through the valley. According to Les Blake, in 1841 William Adams Brodribb, an early settler, named the river in honour of Charles La Trobe, Lieutenant Governor of the Port Phillip District. A. W. Reed also attributes Brodribb to naming the river in honour of La Trobe; yet Reed claims that the river was discovered by Angus McMillan in 1840 who named the watercourse as Glengarry River.
Hotels and Accommodation in Latrobe Valley
There are all types of accommodation available in Latrobe Valley. The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save Bookdirectandsave.com
This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and booking.com but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.
Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.
Latrobe Valley is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
Accountants in Latrobe Valley
Banks in Latrobe Valley
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Dentists in Latrobe Valley
Doctors and Medical clinics in Latrobe Valley
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
Contact one of the Latrobe Valley Electricians below
Hospitals in Latrobe Valley
Mechanics in Latrobe Valley
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Pest Control in Latrobe Valley
Plumbers in Latrobe Valley
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Schools in Latrobe Valley
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Vets in Latrobe Valley
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