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The City of Boroondara has a population of approximately 159,180 (Census 2011, ABS) and includes some of Melbourne's greenest suburbs. It covers an area of more than 60 square kilometres and is the geographical centre of the metropolitan region.

Although it has a diverse urban mix of ages, a greater number of Boroondara's residents are aged between 35 and 49 years, with a high proportion of older adults without children.

Find out more at the City of Boroondara website

Main suburbs





Glen Iris

Map of metropolitan Melbourne indicating the location of Boroondara

About Boroondara

A mother with her young daughter and son in the park


Key industries in the area
Professional, scientific and technical
Health care
Education and training

Travel times

Boroondara’s suburbs are 10-15km east of Melbourne’s city centre.

Transport Time
Car, bus or tram
20-40 mins
15-30 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $1,648,000
(July 2015)
$595 (June 2015)
(July 2015)
$400 (June 2015)

Source: House and unit prices - Domain Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
China (4.2%) Mandarin (5.0%)
England (3.2%) Greek (3.2%)
India (2.2%) Cantonese (3.0%)
Malaysia (1.8%) Italian (2.0%)
New Zealand (1.7%)
Vietnamese (1.0%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
20 primary schools
There are six hospitals in the Boroondara area.
Six secondary schools

Two universities and one TAFE campus

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel for more health care information and services.