State School 1406 opened in 1874 on the corner of Punt Road and Wellington Parade. The following year saw enrolments increase to over 1,000. The Charles Webb designed school was ‘temporarily closed’ in 1986. Then in 1992 it was closed altogether and the heritage listed building was converted to prestige apartments.


Yarra Park Primary School then


Yarra Park Primary School now


Apartments in the heritage listed building are highly sought-after. Living close to the city – and the Melbourne Cricket Ground – is an attractive prospect to many. The future of the former school building seems assured.


Former Yarra Park Primary School No. 1406 – Heritage Council Victoria

Yarra Park Primary School Richmond Victoria – a very busy public Facebook group