Croydon South, Victoria

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Croydon South
MelbourneVictoria
Croydon South is located in Melbourne
Croydon South
Croydon South
Coordinates 37°48′50″S 145°16′16″E / 37.814°S 145.271°E / -37.814; 145.271Coordinates: 37°48′50″S 145°16′16″E / 37.814°S 145.271°E / -37.814; 145.271
Population 4,523 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,150/km2 (5,580/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3136
Area 2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 31 km (19 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Maroondah
State electorate(s) Kilsyth
Federal Division(s) Casey
Suburbs around Croydon South:
Ringwood East Croydon Croydon
Ringwood East Croydon South Kilsyth
Bayswater North Bayswater North Kilsyth

Croydon South is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 30 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Maroondah. At the 2011 Census, Croydon South had a population of 4,523.

Croydon South has a small shopping strip, on the corner of Eastfield and Bayswater Roads, incorporating over 20 retail outlets and a Post Office. It is close to the foothills of Mount Dandenong and the Dandenong Ranges.

Croydon South Post Office opened on 1 February 1961 as the suburb was developed.[2]

In term one of the 2009 school year, Croydon South Primary School merged with Tinternvale Primary School. Unfortunately, falling enrolments have necessitated the merger. The Education Department agreed to a large increase in funding for the merger at the Tinternvale site and to bring the newly merged school into line with current standards.

Sport[edit]

The suburb has an Australian Rules football team, the South Croydon Bulldogs, competing in the Eastern Football League.[3] Croydon South has two cricket teams; South Croydon, based at Cheong Park and Eastfield, based at Benson Oval. Both the teams compete in the Ringwood District Cricket Association (RDCA). The South Croydon Youth Club (S.C.Y.C) Scorpions basketball club is also based at Cheong Park, offering basketball to local youth, age 6 to 18. There is also a netball team, SCYC Flames Inc Netball Club, which competes in the Lilydale-Yarra Valley Netball Association.

See also[edit]

  • City of Croydon - the former local government area of which Croydon South was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Croydon South (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Full Point Footy, Eastern Football League, retrieved 21 October 2008