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Located at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges to the east of Melbourne, the City of Knox covers 114 km2 of area including suburbs such as Bayswater, Ferntree Gully and Rowville. Twenty per cent of residents are from non-English speaking backgrounds and there are over 15,000 families with children under 15 years of age.

Locals like to use the modern playgrounds, learn at Knox’s several libraries and shop in the area’s many shopping centres.

Find out more at the Knox City Council website

Main Suburbs:
  • Wantirna
  • Scoresby
  • Rowville
  • Bayswater
  • Ferntree Gully
Key industries:
  • Healthcare 
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

Knox at a glance

30-36km
East of Melbourne’s city centre
30-45mins
Travel time from the city by car or bus
60-80mins
Travel time from the city by train
$709,000
Median house cost (July 2017)
$427,000
Median unit price (July 2017)
27
Primary schools
9
High schools
1
University campuses
$400
Median house rental per week (March 2017)
$350
Median unit rental per week (March 2017)

Where are most migrants from?

Flag of China 3.9%
China
Flag of England 3.7%
England
Flag of India 2.6%
India
Flag of Malaysia 2.1%
Malaysia
Flag of Sri Lanka 2.1%
Sri Lanka

Top five languages other than English

5.2%
Mandarin
3.1%
Cantonese
1.3%
Sinhalese
1.2%
Italian
1.2%
Greek

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, see hospitals and health services on the Victorian Government’s health.vic website.

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

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.