Burwood Highway

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Burwood Highway
Victoria
General information
Type Highway
Length 31 km (19 mi)
Route number(s)
  • State Route 26
  • (Kooyong - Upper Ferntree Gully)
  • C412
  • (Upper Ferntree Gully - Belgrave)
Former
route number
State Route 26
(Upper Ferntree Gully - Belgrave)
Major junctions
West end Toorak Road,
Kooyong, Melbourne
 
East end Belgrave - Gembrook Road, Belgrave, Melbourne
Location(s)
Major settlements Burwood, Burwood East, Wantirna South, Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Belgrave
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Victoria

The Burwood Highway is a major transportation link with Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It begins in the suburb of Kooyong, Melbourne at the junction of the Monash Freeway as Toorak Road between Monash Freeway and Warrigal Road, and finishes in Belgrave, Victoria in the Dandenong Ranges. The highway is considered a major link for people who live in the Dandenong Ranges, as it is the only major feeder roadway in the general area other than Canterbury Road, Ferntree Gully Road, EastLink and Wellington Road.

Route[edit]

Burwood Highway is a primary route between Melbourne and the eastern suburbs, and the area around Belgrave. It begins at its junction with Monash Freeway (or CityLink if travelling north) as a four lane single carriageway, which is often clogged with heavy traffic, as well as trams travelling along the roadway for some of the route. However, this part of the route is usually signed as Toorak Road. After Warrigal Road, the highway widens to become a six lane dual carriageway, the median with trams tracks, carrying the Route 75 service to Vermont South. A few kilometres before Belgrave, the highway narrows again to a single carriageway, its route, number changing from State Route 26 to C412 until its end in Belgrave. C412 continues as Belgrave-Gembrook Road although the end of the highway heading straight forwards continues as Monbulk Road heading towards Lilydale.

Services along the highway[edit]

The highway is known for the Route 75 tram line which runs down the median of the highway from Burwood to Vermont South. The 732 bus route also runs along the majority of the highway connecting Box Hill with Upper Ferntree Gully and provides a direct link between the Vermont South tram terminus and Westfield Knox. The highway features many shopping centres including the first Kmart built in Australia, Vermont South Shopping Centre, Westfield Knox along with its sister outdoor area Knox O-Zone and Mountain Gate Shopping Centre. The Belgrave shopping strip at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges is at the end of the highway.

Municipalities along the highway[edit]

Suburbs along the highway[edit]

Main Destinations along continued Belgrave- Gembrook Road.

  • Emerald (Shire of Cardinia) (46 km from Melbourne) (11 km from Belgrave)
  • Cockatoo (Shire of Cardinia) (52 km from Melbourne) (17 km from Belgrave)
  • Gembrook (Shire of Cardina) (60 km from Melbourne) (25 km from Belgrave)

Major intersections and suburbs[edit]

Burwood Highway
Westbound Distance from
Freeway
(km)
Eastbound
End Toorak Road (Burwood Highway)
continues as Toorak Road
to Toorak / South Yarra
0.0 Start Toorak Road (Burwood Highway)
from Toorak Road
& Monash Freeway / CityLink
Melbourne, Geelong
CityLink Melbourne / Avalon Airport Grade Separated Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Dandenong, Traralgon
Monash Freeway Grade Separated Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Tooronga Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png 0.5 Tooronga Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Caulfield, Camberwell
Burke Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
1.3 Camberwell, Caulfield
Burke Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Glen Iris
Glen Iris Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
2.6 Glen Iris
Glen Iris Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Camberwell, Hawthorn
Camberwell Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
3.2 Camberwell
Camberwell Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
ALAMEIN RAIL LINE 3.4 ALAMEIN RAIL LINE
Burwood 5.0 Burwood
continues as Toorak Road (Burwood Highway) Surrey Hills, Chadstone
Warrigal Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Oakleigh, Chadstone, Surrey Hills
Warrigal Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as Burwood Highway
Doncaster
Elgar Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
6.2 Doncaster
Elgar Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Huntingdale, Box Hill
Station Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
7.1 Box Hill, Huntingdale
Station Street Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Mount Waverley, Doncaster
Middleborough Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
8.2 Doncaster, Mount Waverley
Middleborough Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Edithvale, Blackburn
Blackburn Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
10.0 Blackburn, Edithvale
Blackburn Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Glen Waverley, Nunawading
Springvale Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
11.5 Nunawading, Glen Waverley
Springvale Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Wantirna, Bayswater
Mountain Highway Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
14.9 Wantirna, Bayswater
Mountain Highway Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Dandenong, Frankston; Ringwood, Melbourne
EastLink Grade Separated Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
15.4 Ringwood, Melbourne; Dandenong, Frankston
EastLink Grade Separated Intersection Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Scoresby, Wantirna
Stud Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
17.6 Bayswater, Scoresby
Stud Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Wantirna South (Knox City) 18.2 Wantirna South (Knox City)
Glen Waverley, Glen Iris
High Street Road
Lewis Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
18.8 Lewis Road
Scoresby
High Street Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Scoresby; Bayswater, Croydon
Scoresby Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
19.7 Bayswater, Scoresby
Scoresby Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Scoresby, Oakleigh
Ferntree Gully Road
Commercial Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
21.6 Commercial Road
Scoresby
Ferntree Gully Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Boronia, Lilydale
Dorset Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
22.3 Boronia
Dorset Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Lysterfield
Glenfern Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
22.7 Lysterfield, Narre Warren
Glenfern Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Lysterfield, Rowville
Brenock Park Drive
Ferntree Gully
Selman Avenue Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
23.4 Ferntree Gully
Selman Avenue
Lysterfield
Brenock Park Drive Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Upper Ferntree Gully 24.9 Upper Ferntree Gully
BELGRAVE RAIL LINE 25.3 BELGRAVE RAIL LINE
End
Start
25.4 Olinda, Mount Dandenong
Mount Dandenong Tourist Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Olinda, Mount Dandenong
Mount Dandenong Tourist Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
End
Start
Rowville
Glenfern Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
28.1 Rowville
Glenfern Road Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Belgrave 29.6 Belgrave
Start Burwood Highway 29.8 End Burwood Highway
Australia R1-3.svg Roundabout (clockwise from highway)
Terrys Avenue
Monbulk Road to Monbulk and Lilydale
Belgrave-Gembrook Road to Gembrook and Narre Warren

See also[edit]