🇦🇺 Moe is a town in the Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. It is approximately 130 km (80 miles) east of the central business district of Melbourne, 45 km (30 miles) due south of the peak of Mount Baw Baw in the Great Dividing Range and features views of the Baw Baw Ranges to the north and Strzelecki Ranges to the south. It is administered by the Latrobe City Council. Moe was originally known as The Mowie, then Little Moi. The town's name is believed to derive from a Kurnai (local Indigenous) word meaning "swamp land". Moe is a navigation point and stopover for tourists en route to Erica, the historic gold-fields township of Walhalla, the Walhalla Goldfields Railway and Mount Baw Baw. Lake Narracan is nearby, and Moe is home to the annual Moe Cup horse races, the Moe Jazz Festival and the recreated historic settlement Old Gippstown. The city has locally produced Aboriginal/Koori art and is regularly home to local Australian Football and Netball Finals in the Gippsland Football & Netball Leagues and the Mid Gippsland Football League. The region is represented by Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup competition.
Economy The economy is mainly driven by the primary sector of the economy, natural resources and the secondary sector including coal mining, processing and fossil-fuel power generation for the National Electricity Market.
The local agriculture industry is involved in the production of wool and dairy products, as well as vegetable growing.
Moe has a population of over 16,812 people. Moe also forms part of the wider Latrobe Valley which has a population of over 125,000 people. Moe is situated 23 km north-west of Latrobe.