Traralgon is a city located in the east of the
Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of
Victoria, Australia. The urban population of
Traralgon at the 2011 Census was 24,590.
Traralgon is the largest and fastest growing city
in the greater Latrobe Valley urban area.
Traralgon is part of the Latrobe Valley tri-city
urban area, a small area of industry and
agricultural land separates it from
Traralgon together with adjacent Morwell forms
an urban area with an estimated population of
40,851 as at June 2014.
The economy of Traralgon is primarily driven by
primary industry, natural resources and
secondary industry including coal mining,
processing and fossil-fuel power generation
for the National Electricity Market. Along with
electricity production, Traralgon benefits from
the mining for oil and natural gas in the nearby
Bass Strait fields. A significant forestry industry
operates including logging of both plantation
and natural forest timber, The largest paper mill
in Australia is located nearby in Maryvale and
provides local employment for over 2000
The local agriculture industry in Traralgon is
involved in the production of wool and dairy
products, as well as vegetable growing.