Katandra is a rural locality in north-central Victoria, 24 km north-east of Shepparton. It was named after the Katandra pastoral run (1848), and the name is thought to have been derived from an Aboriginal word meaning birdsong or a hunting area.

Farm selection settlement at Katandra began in the 1870s and a school was opened in 1877. The area was part of the extensive plains north-east of Shepparton that were used for cereals and grazing.

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