Facts & Figures

Healesville is part of the Shire of Yarra Ranges, which is located in Victoria's premier wine region the Yarra Valley. Healesveills is 52 km north-east of Melbourne's central business district and is situated on the Watts River, a tributary of the Yarra River.

Key industries in and around Healesville include high quality primary and secondary education, accounting, legal, medical, dental and associated services.  The economy is based on farming, horticulture, viticulture, sawmilling and provision of services including tourism.

Healesville is equipped with a Hospital that offers a wide range of health and aged care services to the local community. Healesville and District Hospital is a 19 bed acute hospitale in the Yarra Valley. The hospital is located together with Monda Lodge, an aged car facility and Yarra Valley Community Health. Services on offer include endoscopy, gynaecology, general and same-day surgery, obstetric care and shared care midwifery and maternity services.

Schools in Healesville include the 125 year old Healesville Primary School, St Brigid's Catholic Primary School, the healesville High School and Worawa College, an Aboriginal school whose former students include noted Australia Rules Footballer David Wirrpanda. Swinburne TAFE has a campus in Healesville catering for further Adult Education. For more information visit the 'Education and Childcare' section of this website.