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The City of Darebin is located to the north of Melbourne and has a population of about 150,000 people covering suburbs such as Bundoora, Northcote and Thornbury.

Many of Darebin’s residents come from Sri Lanka, India, Egypt and the Middle East. Darebin also hosts numerous community events each year.

Find out more at the Darebin City Council website

Main Suburbs:
  • Northcote
  • Preston
  • Reservoir
  • Alphington
  • Bundoora
Key industries:
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Retail trade

Darebin at a glance

9-22km
North of Melbourne’s city centre
20-40mins
Travel time from the city by car or bus
45-60mins
Travel time from the city by train
$959,000
Median house cost (July 2017)
$466,000
Median unit price (July 2017)
23
Primary schools
11
High schools
2
University campuses
$460
Median house rental per week (March 2017)
$380
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 Italy 4.2%
Italy
Flag of China 3.3%
China
Flag of India 3.1%
India
Flag of Greece 3.1%
Greece
Flag of England 1.9%
England

Top five languages other than English

6.6%
Italian
6.3%
Greek
3.6%
Mandarin
3.0%
Arabic
2.3%
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.