Willow Grove, Victoria

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Population: 221[1]

Postcode: 3825


161 m (528 ft)


142 km (88 mi) E of Melbourne
19 km (12 mi) NE of Moe
12 km (7 mi) NE of Tanjil South

LGA: Shire of Baw Baw

State electorate:Narracan

Federal Division: McMillan

Localities around Willow Grove:

Tanjil Bren
Hill End
Willow Grove
Tanjil South

Willow Grove is a village and rural farming community north of Moe in Victoria, Australia. It has a primary school, football club, tennis courts, community hall, general store, CFA shed, and kindergarten. The next town to the west is Hill End and to the east Tanjil South. Willow Grove is situated within the Shire of Baw Baw and shares the postcode 3825. At the 2006 census, Willow Grove and the surrounding area had a population of 221.[1]

1 History
2 Blue Rock
3 Education
4 Industry


Willow Grove Post Office opened on 9 November 1889.[2]

Blue Rock

The man made lake, known as Blue Rock Dam or Blue Rock Lake is named for an early goldmine in the area. Construction of the dam began in 1979 and was completed in 1984. The dam has a potential capacity of 208,000 megalitres. In conjunction with other supplies such as the Moondarra Reservoir, it provides water for household use, agriculture, industry, and power generation in surrounding areas, particularly in the Latrobe Valley.[3] The lake is also used for recreational activities including fishing, sailing, swimming and picnicking. The lake is surrounded by farmland, bushland and to the base of Blue Rock Road, the township of Willow Grove.


The community is serviced by a kindergarten and a public primary school, Willow Grove Primary School. At secondary level, students usually travel by school bus to the nearby towns of Moe, Trafalgar or Drouin to attend Lowanna Secondary College, Lavalla Catholic College, Trafalgar High School or Chairo Christian School.


The main industry in Willow Grove area is dairy farming.