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The City of Melton is located west of Melbourne and is one of the fastest growing areas of Australia –11 new suburbs have been proposed to be added to it. Over 130,000 people live in the City of Melton in suburbs such as Caroline Springs, Diggers Rest and Rockbank. 

The City of Melton’s population has more than doubled since 2003 and the annual growth rate is four per cent – the largest growth rate in Victoria.

Find out more at the Melton Shire Council website

Main Suburbs:
  • Melton
  • Caroline Springs
  • Rockbank
  • Diggers Rest
  • Brookfield
Key industries:
  • Construction 
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

Melton at a glance

30-46km
West of Melbourne's city centre
28-40mins
Travel time from the city by car or bus
45-60mins
Travel time from the city by train
$369,000
Median house cost (July 2017)
$313,000
Median unit price (July 2017)
18
Primary schools
8
High schools
1
University campuses
$295
Median house rental per week (March 2017)
$250
Median unit rental per week (March 2017)

Where are most migrants from?

Flag of India 3.8%
India
Flag of Philippines 2.9%
Phillippines
Flag of NZ 2.1%
New Zealand
Flag of England 1.9%
England
Flag of Malta 2.1%
Malta

Top five languages other than English

2.0%
Vietnamese
1.9%
Punjabi
1.9%
Maltese
1.8%
Arabic
1.7%
Macedonian

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.

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.