Eastern suburbs (Melbourne)

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The eastern suburbs is the metropolitan area directly to the east, south-east, and north-east of the Melbourne central business district in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The eastern suburbs are the most populated area of Melbourne with over 2,000,000 residents. It ranges from inner-eastern suburbs, such as South Yarra, and Richmond to the Eastern Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley in Emerald, Gembrook, Cockatoo, Coldstream, Berwick, and even into West Gippsland, in Pakenham.


There are a number of municipalities (councils, cities or shires) in Eastern Melbourne. These are:

Major suburbs, satellite cities and commercial areas[edit]

The Eastern suburbs of Melbourne contain a vast majority of Melbourne's business, especially in the Cities of Monash, Greater Dandenong, Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges. Major suburbs are:

Satellite cities:

Major suburbs:

Road setup[edit]

The Eastern suburbs of Melbourne are the heart of Melbourne's famous grid system, with the Hoddle grid in the Melbourne CBD, and many of the main roads in the eastern suburbs conforming to a one-mile grid. The most major roads are: