Melton, Victoria (suburb)

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Melton
MelbourneVictoria
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High St, Melton viewed from outside Melton institution, Ollie's Chicken.
Melton is located in Melbourne
Melton
Melton
Coordinates 37°40′37″S 144°36′43″E / 37.677°S 144.612°E / -37.677; 144.612Coordinates: 37°40′37″S 144°36′43″E / 37.677°S 144.612°E / -37.677; 144.612
Population 7,593 (2011)[1]
 • Density 301.3/km2 (780.4/sq mi)
Established 1862
Postcode(s) 3337
Area 25.2 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Location 35 km (22 mi) from Melbourne CBD
LGA(s) Shire of Melton
State electorate(s) Melton
Federal Division(s) Gorton
Suburbs around Melton:
Melton West Kurunjang Toolern Vale
Melton West Melton Plumpton
Brookfield Melton South Rockbank

Melton is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35 km west from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Melton. At the 2011 Census, Melton had a population of 7,593.

Melton is the central suburb in the satellite city of Melton, located in Melbourne's outer western suburbs.

The suburb is the hub of the city's annual weekend long festival known as "The Djerriwarrh Festival". The festival is most famous for its parade along Melton's main street, High Street. The festival has a carnival atmosphere and features live bands, rides and entertainment for all ages.

Golfers play at the course of the Melton Valley Golf Club on Melton Valley Drive.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Melton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Golf Select, Melton Valley, retrieved 11 May 2009 

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