Kyabram is a town in central Victoria, Australia. It is situated 124 miles (200 km) north of the state capital, Melbourne. The name Kyabram derives from the Aboriginal word meaning “thick forest.” Namely duly so due to the rich green which lends itself to a wealth of irrigation; as such the town’s economy is supported by the production of fruit – usually tinned produce.
The original settlement grew in number as the arrival of the Melbourne railway (in 1887) made the area more accessible. The aforementioned irrigation system only grew in stature after this, and trading thoroughly from the turn of the 20th century.
Kyabram was awarded borough status in 1954 and later met town criterion in 1973. The town is still devoted to agriculture and the cultivation of fruit. This led to other related industries setting up here, including agricultural machinery being manufactured in the vicinity. Pop. (2001) urban centre, 5,527; (2011) urban centre, 5,643.