Hoddles Creek, Victoria

Hoddles Creek is a bounded rural locality near Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2016 census, Hoddles Creek had a population of 627,[1] compared to 609 at the 2011 census.[2]

Hoddles Creek
Hoddles Creek is located in Victoria
Hoddles Creek
Hoddles Creek
Hoddles Creek is located in Australia
Hoddles Creek
Hoddles Creek
Coordinates37°49′59″S 145°34′59″E / 37.833°S 145.583°ECoordinates: 37°49′59″S 145°34′59″E / 37.833°S 145.583°E
Population627 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation212 m (696 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal Division(s)Casey
Localities around Hoddles Creek:
Launching Place Gladysdale Warburton
Yellingbo Hoddles Creek Noojee
Cockatoo Gembrook Labertouche


Hoddles Creek is situated 72 km east of Melbourne's central business district.[3] It stands on the banks of the Hoddles Creek, which was named after Robert Hoddle.[3][4] Blackleather Creek also flows through the town.[4]


Hobbles Creek was named for Robert Hoddle (1794–1881), who surveyed the area in 1844.[4] The town developed thanks to the Victorian Gold Rush in the 1860s.[4] It was home to one of the largest minefields in Victoria up until the 1900s.[4]

The Post Office opened as Hoddle's Creek on 24 May 1862 and closed 1865.[5] It reopened in 1869 (though known as Warburton from 1874 until 1879) and closed in 1967.[5]

In 1916, the Hoddles Creek Primary School was founded to replace other local schools.[6][7]

Sir Harrie Massey, the renowned mathematical physicist, spent his early years from 1908 in Hoddles Creek.[8]

It is home to several vineyards.[4] For example, the Hoddles Creek Estate was founded by the D'Anna family in 1997.[9] The town is also home to berry farms and tree farms.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hoddles Creek (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hoddles Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b Google Map
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Friends of Hobbles Creek
  5. ^ a b Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  6. ^ Hoddles Creek Primary School: Contact Us
  7. ^ Yarra Ranges Heritage Database: Hoddles Creek Primary School
  8. ^ Australian Dictionary of Biography: Harrie Massey
  9. ^ Hoddles Creek Estate: About Us

Hoddle may refer to:

Carl Hoddle (1967–2008), English football player and coach

Glenn Hoddle (born 1957), English former football player and manager, played many times for England

Robert Hoddle (1794–1881), surveyor

Richard Marsland

Richard Kemble Marsland (5 September 1976 – 6 December 2008) was an Australian comedy writer, actor, comedian and radio personality.

Robert Hoddle

Robert Hoddle (20 April 1794 – 24 October 1881) was a surveyor and artist. He is best known as the surveyor general of the Port Phillip District (later known as the Australian state of Victoria) from 1837-1853, especially for creation of what is now known as the Hoddle Grid, the area of the CBD of Melbourne. He was also an accomplished artist and depicted scenes of the Port Phillip region and New South Wales. Hoddle was one of the earliest-known European artists to depict Ginninderra, the area now occupied by Canberra, Australia's National Capital.

Suburbs of the Shire of Yarra Ranges


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