Tarneit, Victoria 


Tarneit is a thriving town where everything seems to be happening at once. With a population of around 12,000, Tarneit is an ideal place for a family who loves the country. Tarneit is situated in the west of the Goulburn Valley, about an hour’s drive from Melbourne. It’s a popular weekend retreat for Melburnians looking for a peaceful country escape.

There are a number of schools in the area, and Tarneit Primary, Tarneit Secondary and Goulburn Valley Grammar are within a 30-minute drive of the town. The Tarneit General Store is a great place to grab a coffee, meet friends, and explore the Tarneit shops and local artisans.

Tarneit is a historic town at the centre of the Western Victoria wine-growing region. The town is famous for its Riesling grapes and fine wines. Tarneit is situated approximately southeast of Melbourne and approximately north of the regional city of Geelong. At the 2016 Census, Tarneit had a population of 8,906. The town is home to the Western Victoria University.

Tarneit has a historic centre, built around the historic Castlemaine goldfields. The town has a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. You can explore the vineyards from the Tarneit Wine Country, to the north of the town. There are many wine tasting trails to explore, with many wineries including the popular D’Arenberg Wines and the Tarro Noir Winery. To get to Tarneit, take highway 103 to Bellecrest, and then the New Tarneit Road via Yallambah.

Tarneit is located in Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. It is situated approximately 25 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, 23 kilometres south-east of Melbourne’s secondary commercial centre of Ferntree Gully, and 45 kilometres south-east of Melbourne’s secondary business district of Mordialloc. It also near Werribee for it is only 8minute drive from the city. At the 2011 census, Tarneit had a population of 5,638. The rural centre is surrounded by the suburbs of Tarneit and Woodend, which together have a population of 7,484.

Tarneit is home to the Tarneit Base Hospital and a private school. In the eastern part of the township, the historic Tarneit Post Office and Police Station is located. The Tarneit Hotel and the Heritage Hotel both have a range of accommodation and dining options.

Tarneit has a number of heritage listed buildings, including the Tarneit Grammar School, the Tarneit Methodist Church, the Tarneit Hotel, the Tarneit Post Office, the Tarneit Cemetery, the Tarneit Railway Station, and the Tarneit Railway Colliery. It is also home to the Tarneit Vineyard which has a number of historic buildings including the original winery, the visitor centre and the cellar door.