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The City of Boroondara is one of the oldest and most culturally diverse areas of Melbourne, made up of suburbs such as Hawthorn, Camberwell and Kew. Nearly 30 per cent of residents were born overseas and residents tracing their heritage back to more than 150 different countries.

Boroondara has many restaurants, markets and shopping areas and is easy to get around with a reliable tram network.

Find out more at the City of Boroondara website

Main Suburbs:
  • Hawthorn
  • Camberwell
  • Kew
  • Balwyn
  • Glen Iris
Key industries:
  • Professional, scientific and technical
  • Health care
  • Education and training

Boroondara at a glance

10 to 15km
East of Melbourne’s city centre
20-45mins
Travel time from the city by car or bus
15 to 30mins
Travel time from the city by train
$1.79Million
Median house cost (July 2017)
$619,000
Median unit price (July 2017)
20
Primary schools
7
High schools
2
University campuses
$620
Median house rental per week (March 2017)
$430
Median unit rental per week (March 2017)

Education

Find an early childhood service or school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and preschool.

Access the Victorian Skills Gateway to find local Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers. This includes public TAFE institutions, adult community education and private VET providers.

Health

To locate a hospital in this area, use the interactive maps provided on the Victorian Government’s Health.vic website.

Visit the Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.

Where are most migrants from?

Flag of China 6.6%
China
Flag of England 3.0%
England
Flag of India 2.4%
India
Flag of Malaysia 2.0%
Malaysia
Flag of NZ 1.6%
New Zealand

Top five languages other than English

8.2%
Mandarin
3.0%
Cantonese
2.8%
Greek
1.7%
Italian
1.2%
Vietnamese
Sources:

House and unit prices: Home Price Guide.
Rental prices: Department of Health and Human Services Rental Report 
Cultural groups: Census 2016, ABS

More information: To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory.