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The Shire of Cardinia is located on Melbourne’s south eastern edge, bringing together metropolitan Melbourne and the rural areas beyond.

With more than 74,000 residents, Cardinia is divided into three wards that make up its townships and suburbs such as Pakenham, Beaconsfield and Koo Wee Rup. Cardinia holds festivals, awards ceremonies and regular community events throughout the year. 

Find out more at the Cardinia Shire Council website

Main Suburbs:
  • Beaconsfield
  • Bunyip
  • Cockatoo
  • Emerald
  • Gembrook
  • Officer
  • Pakenham
Key industries:
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Agriculture

Cardinia at a glance

50-80km
East of Melbourne’s city centre
45-70mins
Travel time from the city by car or bus
60-90mins
Travel time from the city by train
$497,000
Median house cost (July 2017)
$278,000
Median unit price (July 2017)
17
Primary schools
4
High schools
0
University campuses
$340
Median house rental per week (March 2017)
$280
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 England 4.4%
England
Flag of India 1.8%
India
Flag of NZ 1.7%
New Zealand
Flag of Sri Lanka 0.9%
Sri Lanka
Flag of Netherlands 0.7%
Netherlands

Top five languages other than English

0.97%
Punjabi
0.8%
Sinhalese
0.6%
Italian
0.5%
Arabic
0.5%
Spanish
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.