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Located at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, the City of Knox has a population of approximately 149,300 (Census 2011, ABS) and covers a large area. It has been one of Melbourne's fastest growing regions, and is today a vibrant multicultural community. Over a quarter of the City's population was born overseas. The region has maintained a strong sense of community, which is demonstrated by the large number of cultural festivals and events.

Find out more at the Knox City Council website

Main suburbs





Ferntree Gully

A map of Melbourne showing the Knox area

About Knox

School children at a school crossing


Key industries in the area
Retail trade
Health care

Travel times

Knox’s suburbs are 30-36km east of Melbourne’s city centre.

Transport Time
30-45 mins
Train or bus
60-80 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $553,000
(Dec 2014)
$370 (June 2015)
(Dec 2014)
$338 (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
England (4.4%) Cantonese (2.7%)
India (2.0%) Mandarin (2.6%)
China (1.9%) Italian (1.4%)
Malaysia (1.8%) Greek (1.3%)
Sri Lanka (1.8%)
Sinhalese (1.0%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
27 primary schools
There are three hospitals in the Knox area.
Eight secondary schools

One university 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.