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The Shire of Melton is a rapidly expanding municipality providing an urban-rural lifestyle around 35 minutes travelling time to the west of Melbourne. Melton Shire Council delivers a wide range of municipal services to approximately 109,250 residents (Census 2011, ABS), and actively promotes business investment opportunities within the Shire.

Find out more at the Melton Shire Council website

Main suburbs


Caroline Springs


Diggers Rest


A map of metropolitan Melbourne showing the Melton area

About Melton

A woman buying vegetables at a market


Key industries in the area
Retail trade

Travel times

Melton's suburbs are 30-46km west of Melbourne's city centre.

Transport Time
28-40 mins
Train or bus
45-60 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $387,000
(Dec 2014)
$315 (June 2015)
(Dec 2014)
$260 (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
India (2.5%) Maltese (2.1%)
Phillippines (2.5%) Italian (1.9%)
England (2.3%) Macedonian (1.8%)
New Zealand (1.8%) Vietnamese (1.8%)
Malta (1.7%)
Arabic (1.5%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
18 primary schools
There are no hospitals in the Melton area.
Seven secondary schools

One university and one TAFE campuses

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.