The Melton railway station is located within Melton South. Rail is the major form of public transport connecting the satellite city of Melton with the Melbourne Central Business District and surrounding suburbs. The station is located on the Ballarat railway line and is served by V/Line trains. It is the terminus of the Melton line of the Melbourne metropolitan train service. Bus services 453, 455, 457, 458 and 459 connect Melton South and the station to the rest of Melton.
Melton South has two shopping districts: one located on Exford Road; the other on Station Road. The centre on Station Road contains a Coles Supermarket, chemist and a range of fresh food providers.
There are a number of parks in Melton South, including Blackwood Drive Reserve, Melton South Oval and Mount Carberry, a small hill located in a recreational reserve among suburban housing. There is also currently a Country Fire Authority station located there. A cycle path follows Toolern Creek to the east of the suburb: Toolern Creek Trail.
The area is home to many educational facilities
Primary State Schools:
- Coburn Primary School
- Melton South Primary School
Catholic Primary Schools:
- St Anthony of Padua Primary School
State Secondary Schools:
- Staughton College
- Melton Secondary College
- Victoria University, Melton Campus