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Suburb profiles

Airport West

Close to the city, Airport West is located 11 km north-west of Melbourne and approximately a 20 minute drive to the CBD

Albion

Albion is located approximately 13km west of Melbournes CBD.

Altona North

Altona North is approximately 10kms south-west of the Melbourne CBD.

Ardeer

Ardeer is a small suburb of Melbourne located approximately 16km west of the Melbourne CBD.

Armadale

Armstrong Creek

Armstrong Creek is a suburb developing to the south west of the City of Geelong.

Ascot Vale

The settlement of Ascot Vale has an interesting history, with its origins going back to the establishment of the ‘Temperance Township Estate’ bounded by Union, Maribyrnong and Epsom Roads. Properties in this area once had a caveat on their title that forbade the serving of alcohol!

Ashburton

Ashburton is a suburb of Melbourne situated approximately 12kms. southeast of the Melbourne CBD.

Aspendale

Aspendale is bordered by Port Phillip to the west, Mordialloc and Braeside to the north, Edithvale to the south, and Aspendale Gardens to the east.

Avondale Heights

Avondale Heights is a suburb 12 km north-west of the Melbourne CBD.

Badger Creek

Badger Creek is a small town on the outskirts of Healesville in Victoria's Yarra Valley around 53km east of the Melbourne CBD.

Ballarat

Ballarat is a beautiful historic country town with tree-lined streets… We say it’s a country town, but in reality, Ballarat has become a small city in itself, with over 100,000 people living in the region.

Bayswater

Bayswater is in the eastern suburbs approximately 29km from the Melbourne CBD.

Bayswater North

Bayswater North is an eastern suburb of Melbourne approximately 29km east of the CBD and shares its postcode of 3153 with the adjacent suburb of Bayswater.

Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield is located 40 km south-east of the Melbourne CBD.

Belgrave

Belgrave is a beautiful suburb of Melbourne nestled in the lush surrounds of The Sherbrooke Forest, Just 35 km east of the Melbourne CBD.

Belgrave Heights

Belgrave South

Belgrave South is a beautiful suburb positioned at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges and bordered by the suburbs of Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Lysterfield and the localities of Narre Warren East and Selby.

Bellfield

Bellfield is a small area approximately 9km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District that borders Ivanhoe with lots of tree-lined streets, parks and creeks.

Belmont

Belmont is a large southern suburb of Geelong, Victoria. The name means "beautiful hill".

Benalla

Benalla is an attractive and prosperous rural city just off the main Melbourne-Sydney Hume Freeway 212 km north-east of Melbourne. At the 2016 census, the population in Benalla was 9,298.

Bendigo

One of Victoria’s largest cities with a bustling modern heartbeat, while still holding ties to its illustrious history as a gold rush powerhouse.

Berwick

Berwick is a lovely suburb in the City of Casey approximately 37km south-east from Melbourne CBD via the Monash with a great mix of cafes, shops, parks and schools. Berwick has a strong reputation for well-built, beautiful homes. At the 2016 Census, Berwick had a population of 47,674.

Big Pats Creek

Big Pats Creek is a rural area south of Woods Point Road near Warburton located approximately 80km east of Melbourne's CBD

Blackburn

Blackburn is a leafy suburb which is 17km east of Melbourne’s CBD.

Blackburn North

Located 17km east of Melbournes CBD, Blackburn North is a residential suburb, with wide green and leafy streets that make you feel a sense of space and greenery while still being close to the city.

Blackburn South

Located 16km east of Melbournes CBD, Blackburn South is a suburb that makes you feel a sense of space and greenery while still being close to the city.

Blairgowrie

Boronia

Boronia is 26kms east of the CBD and home to approximately 20,000 people.

Botanic Ridge

Botanic Ridge is a new suburb approximately 45km south-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Box Hill North

Located 14 kilometres east of Melbournes CBD, Box Hill North is a quiet and spacious residential suburb where the streets are canopied by beautiful trees, and lined with both modern and character family homes.

Box Hill South

Box Hill South is a family friendly community just 14km east of Melbournes CBD with an exciting food culture and boasting great parkland, walking tracks and nothing is far away.

Briar Hill

Briar Hill is a boutique leafy suburb located only 18km from the heart of Melbourne’s CBD and is known for its community spirit

Brighton

Brighton is a prestigious, coastal suburb approximately 11km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.

Brighton East

Brighton East is a suburb approximately 12km south-east of Melbournes CBD.

Broadford

Broadford is a small town in central Victoria, roughly 73km north of Melbournes CBD.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a largely industrial suburb of Melbourne about 10km west of the Melbourne CBD with a small pocket of low-density residential housing in the south.

Bulleen

Bulleen is located 13 km north-east of Melbourne's CBD and is governed by the City of Manningham.

Bundoora

Bundoora is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16km north from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government areas are the Cities of Banyule, Darebin and Whittlesea.

Burwood

Burwood is conveniently located alongside Camberwell about 14km east of Melbournes CBD.

Burwood East

Burwood East is a relatively compact residential suburb with a range of mid-20th century homes, new townhouses and apartment complexes, just 16km east of Melbournes CBD.

Capel Sound

Capel Sound (formerly Rosebud West) is a suburb located on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.

Carrum Downs

Carrum Downs is a beachside suburb located 36km south-east of the Melbourne CBD.

Castella

Castella is a small town that lies to the east of Kinglake at the intersection of the Melba Highway and the Healesville Kinglake Road.

Chum Creek

Chum Creek is a beautiful location about 50km north-east of Melbourne's CBD and just 5 minutes drive from Healesville.

Clayton South

Clayton South is a vibrant and multicultural community approximately 21km south-east of the city

Clyde

Clyde is a growing suburb about 48km south-east of the Melbourne CBD.

Clyde North

Clyde North is a growth suburb about 48km south-east of the Melbourne CBD.

Craigieburn

Craigieburn is a suburb 26km north of Melbourne's CBD. At the 2016 Census, Craigieburn had a population of over 50,000.

Croydon

Nestled between Ringwood and Mooroolbark in the city’s outer-east, with a population of just over 26,000, Croydon is a relaxed area away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Deer Park

Deer Park is located about 17 km west of Melbourne's CBD.

Devon Meadows

Devon Meadows is a small town 50km southeast of Melbournes CBD. The town hosts a primary school, a CFA fire station, general store, tennis club and a community hall. The town also has a football and cricket team, both known as the Panthers.

Diamond Creek

Diamond Creek is located 23 km north-east of Melbourne's CBD

Doncaster

Doncaster is located 14 km north-east of Melbourne's CBD

Don Valley

Don Valley is a town approximately 70km east of Melbourne's CBD.

Doreen

Doreen is located approximately 26 km north-east from Melbourne's CBD.

Dromana

Dromana is seaside suburb on the Mornington Peninsula, nestled between Safety Beach and McCrae, and situated at the foot of the towering peak of Arthurs Seat.

Drouin

Drouin is a town in the West Gippsland region, Shire of Baw Baw.

Eaglemont

Eaglemont is an established suburb within the City of Banyule and is located 10km north-east of Melbourne’s CBD.

East Warburton

East Warburton is a town 67km east from Melbourne's central business district.

Eltham

Eltham is a suburb approximately 25 km north-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Emerald

Emerald is located approximately 44 km south-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Eumemmerring

Eumemmerring is located approximately 32km south-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Ferntree Gully

Ferntree Gully is located 32km south-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Forest Hill

Forest Hill is a suburb 18km east of Melbournes CBD. It’s location is ideal for families, with a number of great schools in the area, fantastic parks and picnic areas, an array of local cafes and Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre.

Geelong

Geelong, home to the Geelong Football Club, the second oldest club in the AFL is located about 75km south-west from Melbournes CBD. It is the second largest Victorian city, with an estimated population of just over 192,000 as of June 2016.

Gilderoy

Gilderoy is a small town on the Yarra Junction Noojee Road to the west of Powelltown. Its picturesque scenery comprises acreage properties and hills.

Gladstone Park

Gladstone Park is located approximately 15km north-west of Melbournes CBD.

Gladysdale

Gladysdale is a bounded rural locality on the Yarra Junction Noojee Road. It has a primary school, recreation facilities, and properties tend to be either small or large acreage.

Golden Square

As the name indicates, Golden Square played a pivotal part in Bendigo’s gold rush history. Today, it stands as charming family-friendly suburb, with scenic streets lined with a mix of classic and ultra-modern residences.

Greensborough

Greensborough is a leafy suburb approximately 19km northeast of Melbourne's CBD

Gruyere

Comprising mainly lifestyle properties of small and large acreage, Gruyere has a mixture of gently sloping pasture areas and more hilly bush areas, and quite a few stunning landscapes.

Hallam

Hallam is located 34km south-east of the Melbourne CBD

Hampton East

Hampton East is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Bayside. At the 2016 Census, Hampton East had a population of 4,689.

Hampton Park

Hampton Park is located 36km south-east of the Melbourne CBD.

Healesville

Located in the beautiful Yarra Valley, around 52 Km North East of Melbourne CBD.

Heathmont

Heathmont is a suburb in the municipality of Maroondah, approximately 25km to the east of the Melbourne CBD.

Heidelberg

Heidelberg is located just 12km north-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Heidelberg Heights

Heidelberg Heights is located just 13km north-east of the Melbourne CBD.

Heidelberg West

Heidelberg West is located just 12km north-east of Melbournes CBD.

Hillside

Hillside is a residential suburb located approximately 23km north- west of the Melbourne CBD

Hoddles Creek

Hoddles Creek is a picturesque rural community with small and large acreage properties including vineyards, orchards, pastures for grazing and bush areas.

Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe is located just 10km north-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Ivanhoe East

Ivanhoe East is located just 10km north-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Kilsyth South

Kilsyth South is located 32km east of Melbournes CBD

Kingsville

Kingsville is a small inner-city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Approximately 9km west of Melbourne's CBD, within the City of Maribyrnong. At the 2021 Census, Kingsville recorded a population of 3,920.

Kooyong

Launching Place

Launching Place is a town 54km east of Melbourne's central business district.

Laverton

Laverton is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Hobsons Bay and Wyndham local government areas.

Lower Plenty

Lower Plenty is located just 16km north-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Macleod

Macleod is a residential suburb located just 14km north-east of Melbournes CBD.

Maidstone

Maidstone is a leafy suburb 8km north-west of Melbourne's CBD, the suburb predominantly consists of residential areas.

Malvern

Maylands

Maylands is a suburb of Adelaide, located approximately 5.5km from the CBD and consists of mostly medium density residential properties. You will find examples of Colonial, Federation and some Art Deco architecture here, with many of its homes having been built in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

McMahons Creek

McMahons Creek is on the Warburton–Woods Point Road bordering the Yarra Ranges National Park.

Millgrove

With the Yarra River, the Dee River, National Park, State Forest and Warburton Trail, Millgrove’s scenery and features are quite spectacular.

Mitcham

Mitcham is a sought-after suburb, 21km east of Melbournes CBD. It’s location is ideal for access to both the city and the Dandenong Ranges. With plenty of schools and lush parks, excellent roads and public transport.

Montmorency

Montmorency (aka ‘Monty’ to the locals) is located 18km north-east of the Melbourne CBD.

Mornington

Mornington is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, located 57 km south of Melbourne's CBD.

Mount Toolebewong

Mount Toolebewong is mainly a very hilly and bushy terrain in the area of Yarra Ranges National Park, between Don Valley and Healesville, and there are some quite stunning views.

Narre Warren

Narre Warren is a fast-growing, family-focused area about 40kms south-east of the city. It’s multicultural, with many sporting facilities, parks with good bike/ walking paths and, for the shoppers, there is Fountain Gate shopping centre. It’s also well positioned for access to both the Dandenong Ranges and Frankston’s beaches.

Narre Warren East

Narre Warren East is a small town, 38km south-east of Melbournes CBD.

Narre Warren North

Narre Warren North is the original site of the township of Narre Warren.

Narre Warren South

Narre Warren South is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Victoria.

North Warrandyte

North Warrandyte is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik.

Norwood

Norwood is one of Adelaide's most desirable suburbs. Located on the eastern fringe of the CBD, the suburb offers a fun and diverse lifestyle.

Nunawading

Nunawading is a suburb 18km east of Melbournes CBD. While the suburb is largely residential, there is a huge strip of retailers on Whitehorse road including Home HQ featuring furniture and electrical stores, such as The Good Guys, Fantastic Furniture, Harvey Norman, JB HIFI and Bunnings. There are also a number of gyms and health clubs, Brandsmart outlet shopping centre and the Whitehorse Council offices. Also close by to both Doncaster Shopping Town and Eastland for the more serious shoppers!

Olinda

Olinda is a town in the Victorian Dandenongs, located 36km east of Melbourne, and within the local government area of the Shire of Yarra Ranges. It is a popular weekend destination for tourists, with a variety of restaurants and cafes.

Patterson Lakes

Plenty

Plenty is a semi-rural area located 20 northeast of Melbourne's CBD.

Point Cook

Point Cook is located in the western suburbs of Melbourne, home to the RAAF Base and RAAF museum, Point Cook is the birthplace of the Royal Australian Air Force.

Powelltown

Powelltown is a small but longstanding community which was established as part of the timber industry, and there is still a timber mill in the town.

Reefton

Reefton is located near the Upper Yarra Reservoir Park, Yarra River, Armstrong Creek and Yarra Ranges National Park.

Ringwood East

Located 25km east of Melbournes CBD, Ringwood East is a suburb that comprises mainly suburban residential family homes and blocks of units.

Rosanna

Leafy, green Rosanna is located 12 north-east of the Melbourne CBD on the Fringe of the Yarra Valley Green Belt.

Rosstrevor

Rostrevor is a suburb about 10kms north-east of Adelaides CBD.

Rye

Safety Beach

Safety Beach is a bayside suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.

Sanctuary Lakes

On Point Cooks doorstep, Sanctuary Lakes has everything to offer that one would want in a family friendly area.

Sandhurst

Sandhurst is 37km south east of the Melbourne CBD

Seabrook

Seabrook is located 19km south west of the Melbourne CBD.

Sebastopol

On the fringes of Ballarat Central, Sebastopol relishes in its goldfields and European history and now serves as a peaceful haven for just over 10,000 residents.

Seddon

Seddon is an inner-city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7km west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Located south of Footscray and north of Yarraville, Seddon was formerly a semi-industrial, working-class suburb. In recent years Seddon has experienced rapid gentrification due to its close proximity to the Melbourne City Centre.

Seville

Seville is located on the Warburton Highway, and in recent years has seen an expansion of its shopping centre and a redevelopment of its recreation reserve which includes a popular water park.

Seville East

Seville East is located between Seville and Woori Yallock, both of which have primary schools and preschools.

Sorrento

St Andrews Beach

St Andrews Beach is located on the Bass Strait side of the southern Mornington Peninsula and it is south of Rye.

Stepney

Stepney is a compact suburb of Adelaide. The area is made up of a mix of smaller houses and units on small blocks of land and light industry.

St Helena

St Helena is located 21km north-east of the Melbourne CBD.

Templestowe

Templestowe is located 16 km north-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Templestowe Lower

Templestowe Lower is located 14 km north-east of Melbourne's CBD.

The Basin

The Basin is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 31 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Knox local government area.

Three Bridges

Three Bridges is a small community on the Yarra Junction Noojee Road to the west of Powelltown.

Toolangi

Toolangi is a rural town located on the edge of the Toolangi State Forest. The name translates to an Aboriginal word meaning ‘tall trees’ which is no doubt relative to the forest of Mountain Ash.

Tootgarook

Upper Ferntree Gully

Upper Ferntree Gully is 32km east of Melbourne’s CBD.

Vermont South

Located 20km east of Melbournes CBD, Vermont South is a perfect location for families as the suburb falls into two secondary college zones, Vermont Secondary and Highvale Secondary - both well reputed colleges in the eastern suburbs.

Wantirna South

Wantirna South is located 26 km east of the CBD, located within the City of Knox.

Warburton

Warburton is a suburb of Melbourne, 72 km east of the CBD, located within the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

Warragul

Warragul is a town in Victoria, Australia, 102 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.

Warrandyte

Warrandyte is 24km north-east of the Melbourne CBD and is located within the City of Manningham.

Warrandyte South

Warrandyte South is 25km north-east of the Melbourne CBD, located within the City of Manningham.

Waterways

Waterways is located approximately 25km south of the Melbourne CBD, just east of Mordialloc.

Wesburn

Wesburn, located between Yarra Junction and Warburton, is a combination of residential properties mainly along Warburton Highway and streets off that, and acreage properties beyond.

Williams Landing

With a strong social and commercial focal point, Williams Landing is a rising star in the West.

Wonga Park

Wonga Park is a locality within Greater Melbourne, beyond the Melbourne Metropolitan Urban Growth Boundary area, 29 km north-east of the Melbourne CBD

Woori Yallock

Woori Yallock is located 56 km east of the Melbourne CBD.

Yarra Glen

Home to some of the country’s most well-known wineries, Yarra Glen is situated 40km north-east of Melbourne’s CBD in the stunning Yarra Valley.

Yarra Junction

Yarra Junction, named so as it sits at the junction of the Yarra and Little Yarra Rivers, is a town in Victoria, approximately 55 km east from Melbourne's CBD.

Yellingbo

Yellingbo is located 48km east of the Melbourne CBD.

Yering

Yering is a suburb 38km north-east of Melbourne’s CBD in the stunning Yarra Valley.

Suburb profiles by lifestyle

Bayside living

Life by the bay varies from peaceful seaside suburbs like Rosebud, to thriving and action-packed metropolis' like St Kilda.

Blue Chip

Well established and coveted suburbs with strong demand, a history of sustainable property growth, good schools and transport links.

Country life

Looking for fresh air, open spaces and slower pace - a country lifestyle awaits!

Entertainment

We've listed some suburbs that have a great range of exciting things to do... You'll never be bored living here.

Families

Suburbs that are great for raising a family, with excellent schooling options and all the conveniences a family could want within close proximity.

Fishing & boating

Here are some suburbs where there are some great spots for fishing or boating activities nearby (you may find some hidden gems):

Food lovers

Looking for a delicious location, a foodie hot spot? There are definitely some suburbs that stand out for their culinary scene.

Friendly

We've hand-picked some suburbs where the locals are super friendly and everyone knows everyone (well nearly).

Hipster

These suburbs have a flourishing sub-culture, associated with alternative music, arts, organic and artisanal foods and alternative lifestyles.

Inner city living

Looking for a vibrant inner-city lifestyle where every convenience is right at your doorstep. We've shortlisted some inner-city suburbs.