About Melbourne


Albert Park, Middle Park & Port Melbourne

Located in Port Philip city and around 3 km from south-east of the CBD, this is one of the most popular and expensive suburbs of Melbourne. Albert Park Lake being a famous leisure destination for joggers, rowers and golfers alike, it also houses the Australian Grand Prix. Cyclists, joggers and roller bladers flock the foreshore, as it is the perfect spot to witness the scenic view of the sunset. Contemporary and lively areas include, the Albert Park Village as well as the Bay Street Port Melbourne, both of which have an abundance of modern restaurants and cafes. While Port Melbourne is home to new apartments, townhouses and period cottages, Albert Park hosts a curious mixture of ancient homes that include Victorian style terrace homes as well as workers’ cottages. Major modes of transport are light rail and trams.

Armadale & Malvern

Located in Stonnington City, these popular suburbs lie around 9 km from the south eastern side of the CBD. The shops along Glenferrie Road, High Street and Malvern Central attract people from far and wide. The boutiques showcase plenty of artworks by Australian designers and are a great hit with the antique lovers. These suburbs are brim with lush, green spots and beautiful parks. Most of the homes are of the Edwardian Style and often behold a wonderfully refurbished look. One can find several apartments as well astownhouses here too. Commuting facilities include trams as well as trains.

Ascot Vale, Kensington & Flemington

These three suburbs are nestled in Melbourne city and Moonee Valley. They lie around 7 km from the north-western side of Melbourne and are characterized by the vibrant Spring Racing Carnival, where Horse racing loversgo to the Flemington Race Course. Parkland present by the Maribyrnong River and Fairbairn Park see a decent amount of usage every year. Housing types vary, with numerous period cottages dotting the streets. Nowadays, modern-styled apartments as well as townhouses are commonly found too. Commuting options in these suburbs include trams as well as trains.

Balwyn, Balwyn North

Situated in Whitehorse City, these two suburbs lie around 10 km from the eastern side of the CBD and are a great hit with families. The shopping locales of Westfield Shopping Town,Doncaster as well as Whitehorse Road see a great deal of action every day and are forever flocked by the shopaholics. These suburbs house enormous amounts of lush, green spots and shady streets that provide people with cool surroundings to walk and un-wind in the sultry weather. Ancient period homes rub shoulders with new apartment units and townhouses here. Usually, trams and buses are the only transport options available as trains do not operate in these areas.

Beaumaris, Black Rock, Hampton & Sandringham

These suburbs of the Bayside City lie around 14-22 km from the south-eastern side of the CBD. Being adjacent to Port Phillip Bay, they are much loved by families. They host many opportunities for water sports, adventure as well as fascinating cliff top views. These suburbs are also popular among golfers as they host the top golf courses. While Black Rock and Beaumaries house modern-styled properties, Hampton and Sandringhom possess mostly period homes. They also enclose considerable land spaces as compared to inner city suburbs. While Sandringham and Hampton have train as their major transport option, Black Rock and Beaumaris are served by buses.

Bentleigh & Bentleigh East

These two suburbs are located in Glen Eira City and lie around 14 km to the south-eastern side of the CBD. They are popular for housing some beautiful parks, to the likes of Alnutt Park, Halley Park, Victory Park as well as Bentleigh Memorial Gardens. A lively strip shopping complex is Centre Road in Bentleigh, which is famous for its fresh dishes, exotic and continental cuisines, delectable delis, cafes and muffin shops. Transport options include train and bus.

Brighton & Brighton East

Lying 12 km to the south-eastern side of the CBD in Bayside City, this area houses one of the liveliest and most poignant shopping villages of Melbourne. Being rich in cultural heritage, it has a proud history to boast of. Replete with pristine beaches, Brighton Baths, these areas draw families in huge numbers. The magnificent galleries, awe-inspiring antique shops and unique restaurants of this beautiful place. The period homes dot the leaf-lined streets. Golden Mile houses are some of the most massive mansions of Melbourne. Occasionally, one can find modern homes and townhouses too. While Brighton is served by train, Brighton East is served by tram. Both suburbs are regularly served by buses.

Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Princes Hill & Parkville

Sprawled around 4 km on the northern side of the CBD in Moreland City, these three suburbs are pretty culturally diverse. Lining the massive parkland that borders the zoo, they offer plentiful forms of entertainment. Brunswick which lies on a flat terrain has its streets designed in a grid fashion. The major commercial centre being Sydney Road is brim with shops and lovely restaurants that are often run by families of immigrants from Italy, Turkey, Greece, Africa. Students, healthcare professionals as well as professors frequently flock as this are due to its close proximity with the local University and several major hospitals. Although the majority of the homes here are units, there are plenty of small apartments and modern townhouses too. Transport options include tram and train.

Camberwell and Canterbury

Situated in Boorondara City and around 10 km on the eastern side of the CBD, these two suburbs are known for their scenic roads bordered with lush greenery. The shopping complex surrounding Camberwell Junction paints a vivid picture with its attractive boutiques, restaurants and the vibrant Camberwell market. The Federation-inspired housing units create a stark contrast with the elegant Victorian mansions of Hawthorn as well as the beauties art deco homes of Kew. While Camberwell is a busy area, complete with the typical aspects of urban life, Canterbury possesses a charm akin to the simple village life and is a hit with tourists. Transport options include train and tram.


Carnegie is a part of Glen Eira City and lies 14 km to the south-eastern side of the CBD. It is a lively and culturally diverse area that houses plenty of permanent residents from all parts of the world. It is also a popular dwelling spot for international students that study at the local Monash University campus. Koornang Road is known for its grocers and multi-cuisine restaurants specializing in a whole lot of Korean, Italian, Lebanese, Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Armenian, Indian, Chinese as well as Russian foods. The Rosstown Hotel is one of the most illustrious eating spots here. Carnegie also houses the popular Outdoor Caulfield Swim Centre Major transport includes tram and train.

Caulfield and Caulfield North

These suburbs are a part of Glen Eira city and lie around 11 km from the south-eastern side of the CBD. Caulfield Park is home to a magnificent Victorian garden, featuring a picturesque lake as well as vast playing spaces. A popular draw card at the Racing Carnival is Caulfield Racecourse. The fact that this area houses numerous Jewish people is quite evident from its restaurants. The houses here are of Victorian style and there are many apartments. Excellent transport options are provided by trams and trains.


To the immediate west of Melbourne, lies old Docklands which is majorly known for being a massive urban renovation project situated close to the Southern Cross railway station. Docklands hosts multiple opportunities for entertainment, in the form of marinas, public artworks, parks, shops, unique waterfront hotels, research, education, technology and commercial activities. The area is largely residential with several modern apartments overlooking enthralling views of the water body. Transport options include tram and bus.

Doncaster and Templestowe

Situated around 15 km from north-east side of Melbourne, this suburb lies in Manningham city. It is quite a hilly spot and home to splendid parks. Lying adjacent to Doncaster Shopping Center, it is a hit with people who have a love for modern homes on vast spaces. It also houses a considerable number of housing units and townhouses. Buses serve as the sole transport option.

East Melbourne

Located within walking distance from the CBD, East Melbourne is a poignant suburb. It is also home to prestigious ancient buildings, to the likes of Treasury Building, St Patrick’s Cathedral, City of Melbourne Synagogue and Houses of Parliament. Lovely parks, scenic gardens and vast sporting spaces including Melbourne Park, Olympic Park and Melbourne Cricket Ground are present here. Types of accommodation include ancient-styled terrace homes and new apartment units. Transport option includes tram.


Situated in Glen Eira City to 10 km from the CBD’s south-eastern side, Elsternwick enjoys close proximity to the sea and is home to lovely parks as well as the much-loved shopping junction at Glenthuntly Road. Jewish specialty stores are among the major attractions of this area. Elsternwick encloses classic style homes as well as modern townhouses. Transport options include train and tram.


Situated around 24 km to north-east side of Melbourne, Eltham houses splendid galleries and exudes a certain charm. It’s lovely parks and roads are a hit with the families. Although the homes of this area date back to early 1960s, there are several mud brick houses that draw the attention of people from far and wide. Transport options include train and buses.

Essendon and Moonee Ponds

These suburbs are situated in Mooney Valley and around 7-10 km to the north-west of Melbourne. This area is home to lovely parks and a race course. The shopping junction of Pickle Street exudes an urban and vibrant feel. Period homes, new townhouses and apartments units are commonly found in this area. Transport options include train and tram.

Fairfield and Alphington

Fairfield and Alphinton located in Yarra city and Darebin city respectively, lie around 8 km from the CBD’s north east side. Being predominantly residential in nature, they also house a tiny north-eastern end consisting of industrial area. This particular area is sprawled along the popular and newly refurbished inner city fringes of Melbourne. The nearby Yarra River as well as the large parkland is a hit with families. The shopping area on Station Street as well as Wingrove Street, opposite to Fairfield Railway station see considerable commercial activity each day. The commercial areas of Fairfield have certainly flourished since their origin with an increased emergence of bars, specialist stores and cafes. The varieties of houses found in this area include units and brick veneer homes dating back to 1960s. Major modes of transport include train and tram.

Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Carlton

These three inner city suburbs lie within walking distance of the main city and are quite contemporary urban spots with immaculate galleries as well as restaurants. The area houses the popular Lygon Street, which is commonly called the Little Italy as it has many lovely restaurants. Lush, scenic gardens border these areas. Transport option is provided by tram.


Located in Glen Eira city, Gardenvale is situated 12 km to the CBD’s south east side. Covering as much as 3km, it is the tiniest suburb of Melbourne. Being in close proximal to the beach, it is replete with some lovely parks and lively shopping junctions of Brighton.


Located in Glen Eira city, Glenthuntly is situated 13 km from the CBD’s south east side. It is a tiny suburb that covers only a small areait hosts a curious mixture of housing types, ranging from traditional art deco houses to contemporary townhouses. Transport is mainly through train here.

Hawthorn, Hawthorn East. Kew and Kew East

This area is situated in Boroondara city and lies 8 km from the CBD. Known to be one of the highly
Pursuedby locales of Melbourne, It is famous for its classic Victorian as well as art deco houses that sit on the tree-bordered streets. This suburb houses considerable parkland areas in the forms of Yarra Bend as well as Studley Parks. The Sackville Houses are quite popular. While the Major mode of transport is tram in Kew as well as Kew East, Hawthorn possesses its own railway station.


Located in Banyule city, Ivanhoe lies around 11 km to the north east side of the CBD. It exudes the typical charm of ancient times, especially in the famous Boulevard overlooking the golf course as well as the riverine Yarra Valley. Homes dating back to the 1930s lie on streets bordered by trees. Since East Ivanhoe developed in the 1960s, it houses numerous homes of brick veneer. Transport is provided by bus and train.

Malvern East

Located in Stronnington city around 13 km from the CBD. Malvern East extends till Chadstone Shopping Centre. It has plenty of famous public spots to the likes of Central Park. Forest Reserve and Hedgeley Dene Gardens. The area is home to some beautiful art deco houses apart from modern homes and townhouses. It is served regularly by tram and train.


Situated in Maribrynong city. Thissuburb lies 10 km to the west of Melbourne. It is home to splendid parks as well as riverside tracks that are a hit with the cyclists and anglers alike. The Highpoint Shopping Centre offers impeccable shopping facilities. Although majority of homes here are pretty old and post-war, there are several modern townhouses too. Transport options include bus and tram.


Situated in Glen Eiraand 15 km to south-east of the CBD is McKinnon. Which is popular for its impressive parks to the likes of Alnutt Park and Wattle Grove Park. McKinnon developed mainly in the early part of 1900s with the construction of the railway station. The major shopping strip of this suburb is McKinnon Road. Housing types range from classic art deco homes of red brick to brick veneer homes dating back to the 1960s. Transport is mainly by train.




Located in Glen Eira city, Murrumbeena lies around 15 km to the CBD’s south east side. Widely known for its impressive parklands, Murrumbeena is essentially a small suburb. It features a tiny shopping strip too though impressive parklands. Murrumbeena is essentially a small suburb. It features a tiny shopping strip too though most people shop at Chadstone Shopping Centre. Types of accommodation in this area range from Federation-type or art deco homes to modern townhouses. Transport options include tram and train.


Ormond is situated in Glen Eira city and around 11 km from the south-east of the CBD. The south-west point of the suburb is populated by large homes. Located 4 km from the Bay, Ormond is home to beautiful parks. Like the E.E Gunn Reserve as well as the prestigious Ormond Football and Cricket Club. The Ormond shopping centre located on North Road is quite popular, though less than the shopping centers of Carnegie and Bentleigh. This suburb hosts a unique assortment of restaurants that offer more than 10 different styles of cuisines. Thus indicating the cultural diversity of this area. Ormond’s original housing society was construction in 1890-1950. Common accommodations include Californian bunglows and several cream brick apartments were built in the 1960s. Major transport option is train.

Northcote. Thornbury & Westgarth

These three suburbs are a part of Darebin city’s residential area around 8 km north to north-eastern side of Melbourne on east Darebin Creek and proximal to Merri Creek. Located to the south of Northcote. Westgarth houses several cafes, trendy bars, tiny fashion boutiques as well as high-end restaurants. The High Street, to the north of Ruckers Hill is replete with bars, massive art galleries and furniture showrooms. All throughout 1980s. Massive and opulent houses were constructed in this area. In the 1950s. It saw considerable influx of Greek as well as Italian migrants. In the 1980s, the gentrification of Fitzroy as well as Fitzroy North was responsible for moving many activist and artistic communities to the north. In Northcote and Thornbury. This suburb encompasses a wide mixture of houses that perfectly depict the culturally diverse character of this area. There are plenty of brick veneer homes dating back to the 1990s. Transport is mainly through train and tram.


Situated in Stronnington city, Prahran lies 6 km from the south east side of the CBD. Akin to the inner Melbourne suburbs, the population of this area is relatively more diverse. Both ethnically as well as socially than that of the outer suburbs. Chapel Street forms the major attraction for fashion-conscious people and Greville Street maintains a trendy character with its eclectic selection of bars. Cafes. Music shops as well as bookstores. The Victorian Government formed the housing commission estate of Prahran in 1960s. Thus encouraging the ushering of migrants and enhancing the cultural diversity of the area. The suburb’s gentrification started inushering of migrants and enhancing the cultural diversity of the area. The suburb’s gentrification started in 1970s. when most of the ancient housing society was still being renovated. The population dramatically
Increased during 1990s. Fuelling the need for inner-city dwelling. Prahran features Victorian and classic
Edwardian terrace homes. It also houses great many gardens that lie interspersed through the entirety of the suburb_ Grattan Gardens grace the Grattan Street. Victorian Gardens is a Victorian style garden comprising of an open space of a circular line of London plane trees. Prahran’s largest park is Orrong Romanis Park. Major modes of transport are train and tram.


Located in Yarra city> Richmond lies around 3 km to the CBD’s east side. It is a vibrant and culturally diverse area with restaurants that stand testimony to the ushering of immigrants. The Greek restaurants gracing Swan Street as well as Bridge Road and Little Saigon on Victoria Street are immensely popular among visitors. There are• umpteen facilities for budget shopping as the boutiques maintain a competitive pricing on their goods. Victoria Gardens is popular for hosting a massive shopping centre. The exotic combination of warehouse residences and the Victorian terrace homes can be attributed to the gentrification of suburb that took place in early 1990s. The area enjoys close proximity to lovely parks and the River Yarra. Train and tram are the only two transport options.

South Yarra

Situated in Stronnington city. South Yarra lies 5 km from south-east ofthe CBD. It derives its name from the River Yarra, which flows by the northern fringes and offers ample opportunities for leisure. South Yarra’s major shopping strip sprawls along Chapel Street as well as Toorak Road. Both of which offer affordable opportunities of shopping. Dining and clubbing. South Yarra houses many renowned residential addresses of Melbourne. In 1850s this area was frequented by opulent people of Melbourne and was often looked upon as a nice retreat from the city life. Even post the Second World War time. This area upheld an elite-class reputation and numerous massive houses were constructed here. Between 1920s and 1930s. The huge gardens of old mansions were segregated with flat units becoming the distinctive feature of this area. Mainly along Park Street. Flat development went on into 1960s-1970s and South Yarra now is among the most heavily populated suburbs of Melbourne. It is home• to numerous local attractions, like the Chapel Street. Which is the favorite of the fashion conscious. One prominent landmark is Jam Factory. Where traditional factories have been transformed into upscale cinemas as well as shopping complexes. South Yarra is home to huge mansions and heritage houses that include the Como House. A very early mansion of Melbourne. Other ancient registered houses have been thoughtfully refurbished to act as modern guest houses. South Yarra also houses many parks and well-designed gardens. That include Como Gardens, Greville Botanic Gardens. Fawkner Park and a small section of Royal Botanic Gardens. Major forms of transport include tram and train.

South Melbourne

Situated in Port Philip city, South Melbourne lies around 3 km from the CBD. It is one of the oldest suburbs of Melbourne• and home to some magnificent buildings of yesteryear. The Victorian Housing Commission in 1960s built numerous high-rise housing towers, thus encouraging the influx of several migrants and enhancing the already existing cultural diversity of the area. The area underwent gentrification in 1980s as terrace houses were renovated and refurbished for the middle class to move in. Clarendon Street became popular yet again with Southbank’s development in 1990s. Popular rejuvenating centers include the nearby beach and Albert Park. Transport is mainly by tram.

St Kilda and St Kilda East

Located in Port Philip city, these two suburbs lie around 5 km to south of the CBD. St Kilda started out as a beach resort when several opulent mansions were erected. Later on, the area went on to become the red-light area of Melbourne, when it saw subsequent conversions of the magnificent mansions into cheap rooming units. On the contrary, St Kilda East suburb was a relatively poor area. In 1930s, St. Kilda surmounted into a major hub for the increasing Jewish community of Melbourne. During this time. It also saw the development of Orthodox community with huge numbers of schools and synagogues. However. In the recent times. The Jewish colonies in St Kilda East. Comprised mainly of Orthodox people as well as new Jewish migrants from Russia. St Kilda is a contrast of sorts. With the destitute living in close quarters with the opulent lot of people who mainly throng at the trendy cafes and stores. Housing styles in this area range from apartments and period homes to art deco houses. Major transport options are light rail as well as tram.


Toorak lies in Stronnington city and around 7 km from the CBD’s south-east side. The fact that it is quite an affluent suburb of Melbourne is apparent from the impeccable mansions sitting on the tree-bordered streets. Toorak Village attracts fashion maniacs from far and wide. Apart from massive family properties. This area houses numerous apartment blocks too, particularly along the Toorak Road. There are vast green spaces in the form of Como Park. This area enjoys close proximity to the river. Transport options include tram and train.


A part of Hobson Bay city. Williamstown is 13 km to the west of the CBD. In spite of carrying the typical character of a leisurely Bay Suburb. Williamstown is also the hub of extreme water activities during weekends. It is popular for hosting a contemporary cafe and a vivid restaurant scene sprawled around Nelson Place. One can find delectable cuisines to savor including,Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Italian, and Mediterranean as well as street food. Although Williamstown holds a certain historical importance in being one of Melbourne’s oldest areas.It is also fast transforming into Melbourne’s most urbanized suburbs. It is home to diverse architectural types. from classic Victorian cottages to modern apartment units and townhouses. Train acts as the sole mode of transport.