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The City of Maribyrnong has a population of approximately 71,600 (Census 2011, ABS) and is Melbourne's smallest and most densely populated municipality.

The City of Maribyrnong is an area of great diversity. Almost 50% of the population were born overseas, most in non-English speaking countries. The main languages spoken within the City other than English are Vietnamese, Cantonese, Greek, Italian and Mandarin. The median age of residents is 34 years.

Find out more at the Maribyrnong City Council website

Main suburbs






A map of Melbourne showing the Maribyrnong area

About Maribyrnong

A couple walking in a park


Key industries in the area
Retail trade
Health care

Travel times

Maribyrnong's suburbs are 7-15km west of Melbourne’s city centre.

By Time
14-22 mins
Train, tram or bus
12-20 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $800,000
(Sept 2015)
$428 (June 2015)
(Sept 2015)
$330 (June 2015)

Source: House and unit prices - 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 (9.5%) Vietnamese (11.9%)
India (4.0%) Cantonese (3.6%)
China (3.0%) Greek (2.7%)
England (2.0%) Mandarin (2.6%)
New Zealand (1.7%)
Italian (2.4%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
Eight primary schools
There are two hospitals in the Maribyrnong area.
Four secondary schools

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