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The Shire of Nillumbik is located less than 25 km north east of Melbourne and covers an area of 431 km2, including the suburbs of Diamond Creek, Plenty and Kangaroo Ground.

With over 300 hectares of nature and recreation reserves, Nillumbik residents enjoy the many outdoor spaces available. Nillumbik locals also enjoy the annual festivals held in the Shire.

Find out more at the Nillumbik Shire website

Main Suburbs:
  • Eltham
  • Plenty
  • Doreen
  • Research
  • Christmas Hills
Key industries:
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Retail

Nillumbik at a glance

30 - 50km
North east of Melbourne's city centre
30-55mins
Travel time from the city by car or bus
50 to 100mins
Travel time from the city by train
$725,000
Median house cost (July 2017)
$530,000
Median unit price (July 2017)
17
Primary schools
3
High schools
0
University campuses
$360
Median house rental per week (March 2017)
$335
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 Italy 1.0%
Italy
Flag of NZ 1.0%
New Zealand
Flag of China 0.7%
China
Flag of Scotland 0.6%
Scotland

Top five languages other than English

1.7%
Italian
0.9%
Greek
0.9%
Mandarin
0.5%
German
0.5%
Macedonian
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.