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The area that is now the City of Monash was predominantly farmland until the 1950s. Today, it is one of Melbourne's most populous municipalities, with approximately 169,280 residents (Census 2011, ABS).

It is also one of Melbourne's most cosmopolitan areas, with just under 50 percent of residents who were born overseas. Monash University and the Monash Medical Centre, which is renowned for its innovative medical research, are both located in the City of Monash.

Find out more at the Monash City Council website

Main suburbs



Glen Waverley



A map of metropolitan Melbourne showing the Monash area

About Monash

A golf course scene with a golf buggy in the foreground


Key industries in the area
Retail trade
Health care

Travel times

Monash's suburbs are 18-28km east of Melbourne's city centre.

Transport Time
20-30 mins
Train or bus
30-60 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $912,000
(July 2015)
$420 (June 2015)
(July 2015)
$360 (June 2015)

Source: House and unit prices - Home Price Guide 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 (8.1%) Mandarin (9.3%)
India (4.3%) Greek (6.5%)
Sri Lanka (3.4%) Cantonese (4.9%)
Malaysia (3.2%) Italian (2.6%)
Greece (2.7%)
Sinhalese (2.2%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
26 primary schools
There are two hospitals in the Monash area.
12 secondary schools

One university and two 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.