Launching Place, Victoria
|Population||2,495 (2021 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Yarra Ranges|
Launching Place is a town in Victoria, Australia, 54 km east of Melbourne's central business district, located within the Shire of Yarra Ranges local government area. Launching Place recorded a population of 2,495 at the 2021 census.
Launching Place is located along the Warburton Highway between Woori Yallock and Yarra Junction. It is believed that Launching Place is named after the place on the Yarra River where freshly cut logs were "launched" into the river to be floated down to sawmills in Melbourne.
A new car park has recently[when?] been constructed behind the Launching Place General Store, improving access to the Warburton Rail Trail and the store.