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Stonnington has a population of approximately 93,140 (Census 2011, ABS) is named after a grand mansion that today sits at the geographic heart of the municipality. Noted for its shopping precincts, including Chapel Street, Toorak Road and Chadstone Shopping Centre, the City of Stonnington also boasts a number of dining and entertainment hot spots. It is characterised by a range of housing types, ranging from grand old mansions to stylish modern apartments and large public housing blocks.

Find out more at the City of Stonnington website

Main suburbs

South Yarra




Glen Iris

A map of metropolitan Melbourne showing the Stonnington area

About Stonnington

Business shirts on display in a boutique


Key industries in the area
Professional, scientific and technical services
Health care
Retail trade

Travel times

Stonnington's suburbs are 6-12km east of Melbourne's city centre.

Transport Time
12-20 mins
Train, tram or bus
6-25 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $1,530,000
(July 2015)
$785 (June 2015)
(July 2015)
$450 (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
United Kingdom (3.5%) Greek (4.2%)
India (2.6%) Mandarin (2.9%)
China (2.6%) Cantonese (1.5%)
New Zealand (2.5%) Italian (1.2%)
Greece (1.8%)
Hindi (0.8%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
Seven primary schools
There is five hospitals in the Stonnington area.
Two 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's health services directory for more health care information and services.