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Whittlesea City Council has a population of approximately 154,880 (Census 2011, ABS) and covers Melbourne's northern suburbs. The majority of the municipality's overseas population is from Italy, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and India, with one-third of Victoria's Macedonian community residing in the area.

The City's southern areas (Thomastown and Lalor) are considered very urban and industrial, while the northern area, which takes in the Whittlesea township, is rural.

Find out more at the City of Whittlesea website

Main suburbs



South Morang

Mill Park


A map of metropolitan Melbourne showing the Whittlesea area

About Whittlesea

A man carries his son on his shoulders


Key industries in the area
Retail trade
Health care

Travel times

Whittlesea's suburbs are 20-45km north of Melbourne's city centre.

30-60 mins
Train or bus
40-90 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $494,000
(Jun 2015)
$332 (June 2015)
(Dec 2014)
$290 (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
Italy (4.0%) Macedonian (6.8%)
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (3.7%) Italian (6.7%)
India (3.4%) Greek (4.7%)
Greece (2.6%) Arabic (4.6%)
Vietnam (1.7%)
Vietnamese (2.6%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
24 primary schools
There is one hospital in the Whittlesea area.
11 secondary schools

No universities 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.