Undera is a rural village and locality in northern Victoria, in the Goulburn Valley irrigation area. It is 20 km north-west of Shepparton.

In 1874, when the area came under farm selection activity, a township was surveyed and named Undera. It is thought that the name is derived from an Aboriginal word, most likely meaning fat. Before being named Undera, the area was known as Mundoona. A school was opened in 1876, and Catholic and Presbyterian churches were opened the following year.

The Undera district extends northwards to Undera North and a westerly bend of the Goulburn River. Whilst the township is in the Goulburn Valley irrigation area, the northern parts sustained a local timber industry until the 1940s and are mixed grazing and agricultural.

Undera has a school (31 pupils, 2014), a church, a memorial hall (1928), a large reserve with a motorcycle track and a tennis court.

The Undera Community Plan was developed in 2009 and revised in 2014 with an emphasis on community events.

Its census populations have been:

census date population
1911 95
1933 350
1954 338
1961 405
2011 545

Further Reading

W.H. Bossence, Tatura and the Shire of Rodney, Hawthorn Press, 1969

George M. Rathbone, 1876-1976 the centenary history of Undera State School and district, Undera Back to Committee, 1976