Coldstream, Victoria

Coldstream, Victoria
Population: 2403 (2006)[1]
Postcode: 3770
Elevation: 152 m (499 ft)
LGA: Shire of Yarra Ranges
State District: Evelyn
Federal Division: Casey
Localities around Coldstream:
Yering Yarra Glen Healesville
Bend of Islands Coldstream Gruyere
Chirnside Park Lilydale Wandin North

Coldstream is a locality and township within Greater Melbourne beyond the Melbourne metropolitan area Urban Growth Boundary,[2] 36 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Coldstream had a population of 2403.



The township developed around the railway station after the railway arrived in 1888, the Post Office opening on 7 February 1889.[3] Prior to that the locality was known as "The Lodge".

In 1909, Dame Nellie Melba bought Coombe Cottage at Coldstream. The house is located at the junction of Maroondah Highway and Melba Highway (named in her honour) and is now the home of Melba's granddaughter.


Coldstream has a local primary school, community centre, landfill and several farms. The Coldstream Timber and Hardware company have premises on Maroondah Highway. Coldstream is also home to Coldstream Brewery, which opened in June 2007. It had a railway station that was used for freight purposes up until the 1990s, but it has since been closed and the buildings demolished.

Coldstream Airfield is owned by the Doake Family and has been in operation since the early 1960s. It is home to:—

  • a flying school currently operated by the Coldstream Flying School, now operating as Yarra Valley Flight Training. [1]
  • Private pilots meet at Coldstream Flyers Club Inc.
  • ACMA (Australian College of Mission Aviation)
  • and many Private planes

Coldstream has an active CFA (Country Fire Authority) volunteer fire brigade established after the serious fires of 1962. This was essentially a name change from the Lilydale Rural Fire Brigade originally established in 1939. More information on the Coldstream Fire Brigade is available here: [2]

On clear winter mornings Coldstream is one of the coldest places around Melbourne, with the temperature dropping below 0°C (32°F) on several mornings each year (it very rarely drops below 2°C in the centre of Melbourne). Overall, the daily minimum temperatures are even lower than nearby Mount Dandenong despite being much closer to sea level.

A private automatic weather station is maintained in the Coldstream Estate and current weather conditions can be found by searching the following link. [3]


The town has an Australian Rules football team, The Coldstream Cougars, competing in the Eastern Football League.[4]

See also

Coldstream railway station, Melbourne


External links

Coordinates: 37°44′02″S 145°22′59″E / 37.734°S 145.383°E / -37.734; 145.383

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