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Greater Dandenong

The City of Greater Dandenong has a population of approximately 135,600 (Census 2011, ABS) with the number of residents having risen by almost 20,000 during the past two decades.

Around 60 percent of residents were born overseas, with most coming from countries such as Vietnam, India and Sri Lanka.

In 2010/11, 2,400 recently-arrived migrants settled in Greater Dandenong – the highest number of settlers in any Victorian municipality.

Find out more at the City of Greater Dandenong website

Main suburbs



Noble Park



Map of metropolitan Melbourne indicating the location of Greater Dandenong

About Greater Dandenong

Young woman in a supermarket


Key industries in the area
Retail trade
Health care

Travel times

Greater Dandenong’s suburbs are 32-36km southeast of Melbourne’s city centre.

Transport Time
35-40 mins
Train or bus
35-60 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $474,000
(July 2015)
$350 (June 2015)
(July 2015)
$280 (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
Vietnam (8.7%) Vietnamese (11.0%)
India (7.4%) Khmer (4.5%)
Sri Lanka (4.3%) Cantonese (3.5%)
Cambodia (4.0%) Punjabi (2.9%)
China (2.5%)
Greek (2.8%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
23 primary schools
There are three hospitals in the Greater Dandenong area.
Nine secondary schools

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's health services directory for more health care information and services.