Yarra's 19.5 square kilometres include the suburbs of Abbotsford, Burnley, Carlton North, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill and Richmond. Parts of Alphington and Fairfield – south of Heidelberg Road - are also included in Yarra.
Here you can learn about Yarra's Traditional Owners and the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Wondering what to do in Yarra? We can help. Take one of our heritage walks or visit one of our popular markets.
Diversity and inclusion
Find out about how we embrace and celebrate diversity in Yarra.
Discover Yarra's rich heritage as well as learn more about heritage overlays and gradings.
For new residents
Handy information to help you settle in to your new home.
Planning for Yarra’s future
Find out about how we strategically plan to help guide future development in Yarra.
Learn more about how to get around Yarra in a sustainable way.
Rediscover Victoria Street
We’re working to make Victoria Street a more attractive and welcoming place for all.
The Wurundjeri-willam people of the Kulin Nation are the Traditional Owners of the land that is now known as the City of Yarra.
We recognise them as the custodians of the cultural heritage of this land. Yarra, particularly Fitzroy and Collingwood, continues to be an important meeting place for Aboriginal people in Victoria. Read more about the Aboriginal Yarra.
Yarra's suburbs have a rich and varied history which is reflected in the city's built form, natural environment and diverse community composition. In the early years, Yarra was more industrial and was home to many iconic Australian brands such as Fosters Brewery, Heinz and the Rosella Jam and Sauce factory.
Over the years the industrial focus has shifted to a more residential and retail mix as the population and demand for inner city living has increased. As a result, many of the former factories have now been converted into highly sought after warehouse and studio apartments.
Find out more about heritage in Yarra.
Parks and facilities
The Merri Creek and Yarra River, which form 2 of Yarra's boundaries, have adjoining linear open space reserves which are highly valued by residents of Yarra and wider metropolitan Melbourne for their recreational and nature conservation values.
You can also find out more about Yarra's area such as speed limits, planning zones, and parking permit zones through our YarraSPATIAL website.