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The City of Whitehorse has a population of approximately 151,300 (Census 2011, ABS) and is famous for its tree-lined, leafy streets and more than 350 bushland reserves. Whitehorse features the largest technology precinct in eastern Melbourne and is a hub for people involved in telecommunications, multimedia and information technology. Nearly 40 percent of the population were born overseas, and strong British and Asian communities thrive within the municipality.

Find out more at the City of Whitehorse website

Main suburbs

Balwyn North


Box Hill



A map of metropolitan Melbourne showing the Whitehorse area


About Whitehorse

Two mountain bikers on a bush track


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

Travel times

Whitehorse's suburbs are 17-26km east of Melbourne's city centre.

Transport Time
20-35 mins
Train, tram or bus
30-60 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $900,000
(July 2015)
$400 (June 2015)
(July 2015)
$370 (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 (7.3%) Mandarin (7.5%)
England (2.9%) Cantonese (5.1%)
India (2.3%) Greek (3.1%)
Malaysia (2.2%) Italian (1.8%)
Vietnam (1.4%)
Vietnamese (1.2%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
23 primary schools
There are four hospitals in the Whitehorse area.
Eight secondary schools

One university and two 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.