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If you're a sports nut then living in a suburb that has great sports grounds, gyms and facilities and more will probably be important to you.

Suburb profiles

Abbotsford

Abbotsford is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 2 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Yarra. At the 2016 census, Abbotsford had a population of 8,184.

Aberfeldie

Aberfeldie is located just 9km north-west of Melbourne.

Albert Park

Albert Park is an inner suburb located 3 km south of Melbourne's CBD.

Albion

Albion is located approximately 13km west of Melbournes CBD.

Alphington

Alphington is a quiet and peaceful suburb which is 7km north-east of Melbourne’s Central Business District. Part of the suburb is located within the City of Darebin, and parts are in the City of Yarra council area.

Altona

Altona is a beach side suburb of Melbourne approximately 13km south-west of the Melbourne CBD.

Ardeer

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

Armstrong Creek

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

Ashburton

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

Ashwood

Ashwood is located 14 km south-east from Melbourne's cCBD.

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.

Balaclava

Balaclava is an inner city suburb of Melbourne about 7 km south from the 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.

Balwyn

Balwyn is a suburb situated 10kms east of Melbourne's CBD.

Balwyn North

Balwyn North is a suburb approximately 10kms east of the Melbourne CBD which was developed in the post second world war era.

Beaumaris

Beaumaris is a beachside suburb about 20 km south-east of the Melbourne CBD.

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.

Bentleigh

Bentleigh is located 13 kilometres south east from the Melbourne CBD

Bentleigh East

Bentleigh East is a suburb 14kms south-east of the Melbourne CBD.

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.

Blackburn

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

Black Rock

Black Rock is a pretty seaside suburb approximately 18km from Melbournes CBD. Like many neighbouring suburbs, the residential development in Black Rock dates partly in the postwar period and due to active conservation movements for the protection of native plants beside roads and on heathlands, Black Rock boasts beautiful surrounds.

Bonbeach

Bonbeach is a beautiful beachside suburb in Melbourne about 31km south-east of the CBD.

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

Box Hill, a smallish suburb in Melbourne’s east, is fast developing into a mini-city.

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.

Braeside

Braeside is located approximately 26km south-east of Melbournes CBD

Brighton

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

Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows is sub-regional suburb within the northern suburbs of Melbourne, approximately 16km north-west of the 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.

Cairnlea

Cairnlea is a new estate located 17km north-west of the Melbourne CBD.

Calder Park

Calder Park is a suburb wedged between Calder Fwy and the Bendigo railway line about 22km north-west of Melbournes CBD.

Camberwell

Just 10kms east of the city lies Camberwell, a green and prestigious suburb with period houses, impressive schools and lively shopping strip.

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.

Caulfield

Caulfield, roughly 11kms south-east of Melbournes CBD, is an enormous suburb, often broken down into North Caulfield and South Caulfield.

Caulfield East

Caulfield East is approximately 10kms south-east of Melbournes CBD, is the eastern part of the enormous suburb of Caulfield.

Caulfield South

Caulfield South, roughly 10kms south-east of Melbournes CBD, is the southern part of the enormous suburb of Caulfield.

Chelsea Heights

Chelsea Heights is located 30 km south-east from Melbourne's CBD

Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located approximately 18km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.

Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located approximately 18km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.

Clayton South

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

Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill is a leafy inner north-eastern suburb just 4kms from the Melbourne CBD.

Coburg

An established inner-city suburb 8km north of the Melbourne CBD, Coburg is a melting pot of cultures with a strong sense of history.

Coburg North

Coburg North is located 10 km north of Melbourne's CBD.

Collingwood

Collingwood is located 3km north of the CBD and is one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs.

Craigieburn

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

Cranbourne

Cranbourne is located about 43km South-East of Melbourne's CBD.

Cranbourne East

Cranbourne East is located 45km south-east of Melbournes CBD.

Cranbourne North

Cranbourne East is located 39km south-east of Melbournes CBD.

Cranbourne South

Cranbourne South is a rural suburb 49 km south-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Cranbourne West

Cranbourne West is located 40 km south-east of Melbourne's CBD.

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.

Docklands

Docklands became a part of the City of Melbourne municipality on 1 July 2007. The suburb's 200 hectares of land and water are on Victoria Harbour, west of the city centre. Its inclusion doubled the size of Melbourne’s central city and returned a significant area of waterfront to the city.

Doncaster

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

Doncaster East

Doncaster East is located 22 km north-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Donvale

Donvale is a suburb just off the Eastern Freeway wedged between Doncaster East, Park Orchards, Ringwood North and Mitcham & just 19km from Melbournes CBD.

Doveton

Doveton is located about 31km south-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Drouin

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

East Melbourne

East Melbourne is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 2km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Melbourne.

Ferntree Gully

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

Flemington

The suburb of Flemington has been a part of the Melbourne landscape since 1839, and continues to play a prominent role today, particularly for those home buyers who value convenient access to a wide range of services and amenities.

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.

Frankston

Frankston is an outer-suburb of Melbourne, located approximately 55 km south-east of the CBD, north of the Mornington Peninsula.

Frankston North

Frankston North is located 38km south-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Gardenvale

Gardenvale is a small suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Glen Eira.

Gladstone Park

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

Glen Iris

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

Hallam

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

Hallam

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

Hampton Park

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

Hampton Park

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

Harkaway

Harkaway is located 40km south-east of Melbourne's 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 Heights

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

Junction Village

Junction Village sits 45km south-east of Melbournes CBD in the middle of Cranbourne.

Kew East

Keysborough

Keysborough is a relatively new, residential suburb located about 27km south- east of Melbourne's CBD with a spacious, green setting and access to a plethora of good schools and facilities.

Kooyong

Lower Plenty

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

Lynbrook

Lynbrook is located 36km south-east of the Melbourne 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.

Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populated city in Australia.

Mentone

Mentone is located approximately 21km south-east of Melbourne's CBD

Middle Park

Middle Park is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km south of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip.

Millgrove

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

Mont Albert North

Located 13km east of Melbournes CBD, Mont Albert North is a perfect location for families with everything at your fingertips.

Montmorency

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

Moonee Ponds

Moonee Ponds is an inner city suburb 7 km north-west of the Melbourne CBD

Mordialloc

Mordialloc is a beachside suburb in Melbourne about 24km south-east of the CBD.

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.

Northcote

Northcote is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. It is part of the local government area of the City of Darebin.

North Melbourne

North Melbourne is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 2 km north-west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Melbourne.

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!

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!

Parkville

Parkville is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3km north of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government areas are the Cities of Melbourne and Moreland.

Patterson Lakes

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.

Preston

Preston is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km north from the Melbourne central business district. Its local government area is the City of Darebin. At the 2016 Census, Preston had a population of 32,851.

Reservoir

Reservoir is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km north of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Darebin and at the 2016 Census, Reservoir had a population of 50,474. It is the largest suburb in Melbourne by land area.

Richmond

Ringwood

Ringwood is located 23km east of Melbourne's CBD

Ringwood East

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

Ringwood North

Located 25km east of Melbournes CBD, Ringwood North is a surprisingly hilly 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.

Rosebud

Originally known as Banksia Point, Rosebud began life as a fishing community in the early 1850s. Rosebud is now a large beach-side centre fronting Port Phillip on the Mornington Peninsula, located between Rye and Dromana.

Rosstrevor

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

Rye

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.

Southbank

Southbank is an inner urban neighbourhood of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 km south of the Melbourne central business district. Its local government area are the cities of Melbourne and Port Phillip. Southbank is bordered to the north by the Yarra River, and to the east by St Kilda Road.

South Melbourne

South Melbourne is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 2 km south of Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD). It is in the local government area of the City of Port Phillip.

Springvale

Springvale is a suburb of Melbourne, located 22 kilometres southeast of the Melbourne CBD and 8 kilometres from Dandenong.

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.

St Kilda West

St Kilda West is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 km south of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip.

Templestowe

Templestowe is located 16 km north-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.

Viewbank

Viewbank is located approximately 14km north-east of Melbourne's CBD.

Warburton

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

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.

Watsonia

Watsonia is a suburb approximately 16km northeast of Melbourne's Central Business District.

Watsonia North

Watsonia North is located approximately 17km northeast of Melbourne's CBD.

Wattle Park

Wattle Park is an affluent suburb of Adelaide. Located close to the CBD, with a stunning backdrop of the Adelaide Hills.

Werribee

Werribee is located 32 km south-west of Melbourne's CBD.

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.

Wheelers Hill

Wheelers Hill is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 km south-east of Melbourne's CBD

Williamstown

Williamstown is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km south-west of Melbourne's central business district in the local government area of the City of Hobsons Bay.

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.

Yallambie

Yallambie is a suburb 16km northeast of Melbourne's Central Business District.

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.

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.