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The City of Whitehorse is located just 15 km east of Melbourne covering suburbs such as Blackburn, Box Hill and Burwood. Around 17 per cent of residents are aged 65 years or over, higher than the Melbourne average, and households with children make up 43 per cent of the population. Whitehorse is famous for its tree lined, leafy streets. Whitehorse has a large Chinese population with 7.3 per cent of residents born in China.

Find out more at the City of Whitehorse website

Main Suburbs:
  • Balwyn North
  • Blackburn
  • Box Hill
  • Burwood
  • Vermont

Key industries:
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Healthcare
  • Retail

Whitehorse at a glance

17-26km
East of Melbourne's city centre
20-35mins
Travel time from the city by car or bus
30-60mins
Travel time from the city by train
$1.2Million
Median house cost (July 2017)
$565,000
Median unit price (July 2017)
23
Primary schools
8
High schools
1
University campuses
$450
Median house rental per week (March 2017)
$390
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, 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.

Where are most migrants from?

Flag of China 11.5%
China
Flag of India 3.0%
India
Flag of Malaysia 2.7%
Malaysia
Flag of England 2.4%
England
Flag of Hong Kong 1.5%
Hong Kong

Top five languages other than English

12.9%
Mandarin
5.3%
Cantonese
2.5%
Greek
1.4%
Italian
1.3%
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.