The Latrobe Valley is an inland geographical region and urban area inside Gippsland in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is east of the City Of Melbourne and nestled between the Strzelecki Ranges to the south and the Great Dividing Range (Baw Baw Ranges) to the north – with the highest peak to the north of the Latrobe Valley – approximately due north of Moe – being Mount Baw Baw.
The area has four major centres (from west to east) Warragul, Moe, Morwell and Traralgon, with minor centres including Churchill, Drouin & Trafalgar. The population of the Latrobe Valley is approximately 125,000. The city of Moe is the most central city to the Latrobe Valley – with all other major centres in the area (from Drouin to Traralgon) being within an approximate 40 kilometer radius of Moe. The Latrobe Valley has two couincils, Latrobe City Council (central & east Latrobe Valley) & Baw Baw Shire Council (West Latrobe Valley).
It is named after the Latrobe River which flows eastward, through the valley.
Famous quotes containing the word valley:
“Jugful of milk! It was yours years ago
when I lived in the valley of my bones,
bones dumb in the swamp. Little playthings.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)