Ascot Vale, Victoria

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Ascot Vale
MelbourneVictoria
Z3 209 in Union Rd or route 57, 2004 (tram).jpg
Tram in Union Road, Ascot Vale
Ascot Vale is located in Melbourne
Ascot Vale
Ascot Vale
Coordinates 37°46′44″S 144°55′08″E / 37.779°S 144.919°E / -37.779; 144.919Coordinates: 37°46′44″S 144°55′08″E / 37.779°S 144.919°E / -37.779; 144.919
Population 13,475 (2011)[1]
 • Density 3,550/km2 (9,180/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3032
Area 3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Moonee Valley
State electorate(s) Essendon
Federal Division(s) Melbourne
Suburbs around Ascot Vale:
Moonee Ponds Moonee Ponds Moonee Ponds
Maribyrnong Ascot Vale Travancore, Brunswick West
Maribyrnong Flemington Flemington

Ascot Vale is a suburb 5 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the local government area of the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2011 Census, Ascot Vale had a population of 13,475.

Ascot Vale is bounded in the west by the Maribyrnong River, in the north by Maribyrnong and Ormond Roads, in the east by the Moonee Ponds Creek, and in the south by Lyons Road, Epsom Road to the railway line thence generally north-east to Moonee Ponds Creek.

Public transport[edit]

Ascot Vale railway station is located off Station Avenue on its east side and on The Crescent on its west side. It is on the Craigieburn railway line, part of the Melbourne suburban rail system. Trains take 10 minutes to get to the City Loop from Ascot Vale.

Tram route 57 runs along Epsom Road, Union Road and Maribyrnong Road, tram route 59 runs along Mount Alexander Road, and tram route 82 runs along Maribyrnong Road.

History[edit]

Ascot Vale West Post Office opened on 1 January 1888 and was renamed Ascot Vale around 1893. An Ascot Vale East office was open from 1914 until 1979.[2]

The Temperance Township Estate in Ascot Vale, bounded by Union, Maribyrnong and Epsom Roads, was established with a caveat on each title preventing the distilling, brewing, or the serving of alcoholic beverages, but hotels were soon built at the outside corners of the settlement.

Landmarks[edit]

A major landmark in the suburb is the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, which has special events such as the annual Royal Melbourne Show. The Showgrounds are adjacent to the Flemington Racecourse which is in neighbouring Flemington.

Education[edit]

Ascot Vale has the Ascot Vale Primary School, Ascot Vale West Primary School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School and the arts program of Western Autistic School.

Sport[edit]

Golfers play at the course of the Riverside Golf Club on Newsom Street.[3]

Ascot Vale is the home of the Melbourne Aces, of the Australian Baseball League, who play home games at the Melbourne Showgrounds.[4]

See also[edit]

  • City of Essendon - A former Local Government Area which Ascot Vale was a part of.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ascot Vale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Golf Select, Riverside, retrieved 11 May 2009 
  4. ^ http://melbourne-leader.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/aces-coy-about-ascot-vale-home-venue/