Keilor Downs, Victoria

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Keilor Downs
MelbourneVictoria
Keilor Downs is located in Melbourne
Keilor Downs
Keilor Downs
Coordinates 37°43′19″S 144°48′11″E / 37.722°S 144.803°E / -37.722; 144.803Coordinates: 37°43′19″S 144°48′11″E / 37.722°S 144.803°E / -37.722; 144.803
Population 10,307 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,193/km2 (5,680/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3038
Area 4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Location 17 km (11 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Brimbank
State electorate(s) Keilor
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Keilor Downs:
Sydenham Taylors Lakes Keilor
Delahey Keilor Downs Keilor
St Albans St Albans Kealba

Keilor Downs is a suburb 17 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Keilor Downs had a population of 10,307.

History[edit]

Keilor Downs Post Office opened on 14 May 1990 as the suburb developed.[2]

Keilor Downs is believed to have once had a large Aboriginal settlement which dissipated after European settlement. See the entry for Keilor for history pertaining to the Keilor Downs and Keilor Plains region or contact the Keilor Historical Society.

Today[edit]

The suburbs main shopping centre is Keilor Shopping Centre previously known as Centro Keilor prior to CFSGAM's acquisition in 2013. The suburb is home to the Brimbank Leisure Centre (gym, indoor/outdoor pools, etc.), Keilor Downs Police Station and a community centre. There are also several schools, child care centres, churches and parks in the area.

Sport[edit]

The local football teams are Green Gully Cavaliers who play in the Victorian Premier League, Keilor Wolves who compete in Mens Metropolitan League North-West and Keilor Park SC who play in Men's State League Div 3 North-West.

Ethnicity[edit]

There are various ethnic communities living in the region including Anglo-Celtic Australians, Croatian, Macedonian, Italian, Maltese and Bosnian.

Transport[edit]

The bus routes through Keilor Downs are the 421 and the 419 , which both depart from St Albans Station and terminate at Watergardens Station in Taylors Lakes.

See also[edit]

  • City of Keilor - the former local government area of which Keilor Downs was a part
  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Keilor Downs (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 

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