Formerly a working-class suburb, in recent years Yarraville has experienced rapid gentrification due to its close proximity to the Melbourne city centre. The suburb lies immediately north of the West Gate Bridge, and immediately west of its namesake, the Yarra River.

Yarraville

Suburb Overview

Yarraville

Population: 12,726
Postcode: 3013
Location: 6km west of Melbourne
State electorate: Footscray, Williamstown

Nearest train station: Yarraville

The village atmosphere in Yarraville has drawn many new home buyers to the area over recent years. The heart of Yarraville along Anderson and Ballarat Streets, is lined with renovated 19th century buildings and charming restaurants, cafes and boutique shops.

 

The restored Sun Theatre, the award winning eateries and the eclectic mix of retails shops have undoubtedly contributed to the suburbs increased appeal. The 2006 Census figures put the Yarraville population at 12,726, with a significant number of these residents young couples or growing families.

 

Yarraville falls into Local Government Area of the City of Maribyrnong. Housing types in the area are mixed with numerous notable examples of Edwardian and Victorian architecture. Homer renovators and astute investors began to realise Yarraville’s potential in the early 90’s, helping the postcode to shake its long standing working-class image. In December 2011 the median house price in Yarraville was $620,000 and climbing steadily. Back in 2006 the median house price was just $380,000.

 

Yarraville is blessed with an abundance of community facilities. These include the Yarraville Cricket Club, the Tennis Club and the Trugo Club to list just a few. Yarraville also hosts its own annual festival providing an extensive array of entertainment to around 10,000 eager festival goers. And on the first weekend of every month locals and visitors can explore the Yarraville market

Schools

Eating Out

Alpha Bakehouse

Where: 42 Anderson Street, Yarraville
Contact: (03) 9687 6483
Open: Mon-Sun

Alfa Bakehouse, situated in the heart of the wonderful and vibrant Yarraville Village began trading in 1998 and its proud founders are brothers Chris and George Xanthis. Their father Jim, a Pastry Chef of 35yrs, had the Malama Cake Shop and passed on his knowledge, expertise and experience to his sons who also aim to ensure quality food and service. Alfa provides delicious pastries (both savoury and sweet), a variety of gourmet breads, continental cakes and refreshments plus a fully stocked sandwich bar. The recently opened courtyard allows a fabulous outdoor dining experience in the park under the trees directly adjacent to Yarraville Station. The cafe is a great environment to meet your friends, all while enjoying the very best on offer including great coffee!!
  • Alpha Bakehouse

Cornershop

Where: 11 Ballarat Street, Yarraville
Contact: 9698 0052
Open: Tues-Sat, 8am-10pm, Sunday and Monday 8-3pm
Licensed: Yes 

Cornershop has become a Yarraville institution. With a prime location at the start of Ballarat Street opposite the Sun Theatre, the café is always buzzing with a mix of clientele – from local shop owners popping in for their daily coffee fix to mums with babies and then through to the evening cinema crowd.

There are menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A courtyard at the rear is perfect for warm, sunny days. Manager Theresa says it is the relaxed, “local” atmosphere of Cornershop that makes it so popular – along with the coffee and dishes of course! Breakfast favourites include scrambled eggs with cavalo nero (Tuscan cabbage) and soft herbs. The evening menu favours sharing plates infused with middle-eastern and Asian flavours. Fully licensed, Cornershop offers plenty a choice Australian and imported wines, local boutique beers and cider.

The big windows offer a great view onto the street – perfect for watching he world go by – and the wooden benchtops and tables have been crafted by a local carpenter using recycled timber.

  • Cornershop
  • Cornershop

Events

Fashion Market - Melbourne Frock Swap

Date: Sunday 27th August 2017 from 10:00 - 4:00pm

We thought we'd add a little intro here – so you know who is behind Melbourne Frock Swap and who it is you are dealing with when you ring or email us :)

Melbourne Frock Swap was created and is run by Rachael and Nicole - sisters born and bred in Melbourne's West.  We are both mums now with 5 kids between us, all under 10.

We are both active (and addicted) members of our local Buy, Swap and Sell group on Facebook (hello IWBSS members!!); and after having bought and sold many a bargain on the site – we realised that there were a lot of people out there like us – with clothes in their wardrobes, good clothes, that just don’t fit anymore; or don’t suit us or that we bought on a whim (…guilty).  And while there is always a bargain to be had in the Facebook group – the problem with clothing is it is difficult to purchase without having to go over to a stranger’s house and try it on.  And while everyone has been lovely; we couldn’t help but think - wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all get together to buy and sell all our clothing, shoes and accessories?  With change rooms on hand??

Our first market was a very small event; with little to no marketing behind it – we had a wonderful day, we sold a good amount of stock; but mostly we were surprised at just how much fun it is to spend the day with a bunch of like-minded women, who (for the most part) have left the men and kids at home.

We wanted to expand on that – so we’ve worked hard to create the new and improved Melbourne Frock Swap.  It is still a second hand clothing market, but it’s more than that too. We want to make sure it’s a lovely girl’s day out. 

There are a few things that are very important to us, that we focus on heavily:

Everyone is comfortable - we've made sure all the sites are indoors so there's no wind, rain, dirt & heat to deal with.

Everyone has plenty of space - the stalls are larger than your average market space & can easily be shared between friends

Everyone enjoys themselves – we are both there, in the thick of it, the whole day; checking on everyone and making sure everyone is happy and enjoying themselves. 

Everyone makes some money - experience has taught us that you can't please everyone;  at each market we get people who absolutely smash their expectations, and a few that don't make as much as they would like.  While we can't make customers buy your stuff - we can do our best to get as many people through the doors.  We promise that advertising and marketing is of the utmost importance to us and we are spreading the net as wide as we can, to make sure you get the most out of your money and your day.

Everyone is looked after - we're happy to come around and make sure you get a toilet break and grab some lunch if you are on your own.  We try to add a great range of yummy food options, coffee and some pamper stalls in there too.

No-one has to take anything home they don't want - we've teamed up with the Red Cross, who come along at the end of every market to take anyway anything you don't want to take home with you.   

 I hope this gives you a little bit of insight into the madness behind the name.  We are just two local girls who thought this might be a fun thing to do.  We really hope that, if you do join us; that you sell off all those unwanted things, bag yourself some bargains – and have a lovely day out as well.

 

Cheers,

Rachael and Nicole

  • Fashion Market - Melbourne Frock Swap

Yarraville Farmers Market

Saturday 19th August 2017 from 9am - 2pm
 

The Farmers Market Set in the beautiful Beaton Res. Gardens

Pick up something special from a wonderful selection of goods while shopping at the Farmers Market for essentials

Plus At the same time 9am to 2pm Next door at the Seniors Hall The Village Market – Arts Craft Fair Trade & upmarket recycle

  • Browse through our range of best value fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan bread, honey, free range eggs.
  • Stock up your pantry.
  • Take the Family plus dog meet a friend.
  • Sit down Tables and chairs provided.
  • Have Breakfast / coffee / Have a sandwich.
  • Yum Cho pastry.

While enjoying the fresh air and Peaceful surrounding garden.

Family’s enjoy one of the best children’s playground in Yarraville.

  • Yarraville Farmers Market

Getting Around

Metlink

Train lines: Williamstown and Werribee lines
Tram services: Number 82
Bus services: 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232
Public transport options are plentiful for local commuters living in Melbourne’s inner west. Buses, trams and trains all offer regular services during peak and off peak travel periods.

The two commuter train lines operating through the area are the Williamstown and Werribee lines. Travel time is only 20 minutes from Williamstown to the CBD. The larger stations along the line, often referred to as premium stations, include Williamstown, Footscray, Newport and North Melbourne. Each of these stations is fully staffed from first train to last every day. Other smaller stops incorporate North Williamstown, Newport, Spotswood, Seddon and South Kensington.

Bus services to, from and within the inner west are also extensive. The 223 bus, for example, departs from the terminus at Highpoint Shopping Centre and runs across to Footscray Railway Station. From there it continues via Irving Street, Nicholson Street, Buckley Street, Victoria Street, Charles Street and Williamstown Road to the terminus near Somerville Road in Yarraville. Route 223 is a premium service, featuring frequent service and extended operating hours.

There are also other comprehensive bus services running from Williamstown to Moonee Ponds, Newport to Yarraville and Yarraville to Highpoint, to name just a few. The nightrider bus service operates to the west running from the city via Spotswood, Newport, Altona and Point Cook before terminating in Werribee. The nightrider service operates late into the night on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tram coverage is more limited in the inner west. The number 82 tram operates from Monee Ponds to Footscray taking in the Footscray Market and the Footscray Mall.

For timetables and further information regarding public transport in Melbourne’s inner west, check out the Metlink’s website.

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