Violet Town is the midway town on the Hume Freeway, that prior to the freeway was a vibrant country town. The reduced traffic has produced the not unexpected downturn. That said, there is a clearly visible community pride at work that is giving the place a point of difference.
Violet Town has connections with Australian rock music - during the 1980s.
The town became well-known in 1969 as the site of the Spirit of Progress crash.
Violet Town has named all streets after flowers.