Rosanna, Victoria

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Shops on Lower Plenty Road
Rosanna is located in Melbourne
Coordinates 37°44′13″S 145°04′08″E / 37.737°S 145.069°E / -37.737; 145.069Coordinates: 37°44′13″S 145°04′08″E / 37.737°S 145.069°E / -37.737; 145.069
Population 7,697 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,080/km2 (5,390/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3084
Area 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Banyule
State electorate(s) Ivanhoe
Federal Division(s) Jagajaga
Suburbs around Rosanna:
Bundoora Macleod Yallambie
Heidelberg Heights Rosanna Viewbank
Heidelberg Heights Heidelberg Bulleen

Rosanna is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. At the 2011 Census, Rosanna had a population of 7,697.

Leafy Rosanna is on the fringe of the Yarra Valley green belt.[2]


In 1838, the farm land that eventually became Rosanna was initially named Rosa Anna, after property owner James Watson's wife, Elizabeth Anna Rose. In the 1890s, Watson subdivided and sold lots from the Rosanna Estate. In 1902, the train line which initially stopped at Heidelberg was extended to run through Rosanna, through to Eltham.[3]

The Rosanna Post Office opened on 12 March 1914, closed in 1917 and reopened in 1926.[4]

In The Age's Liveable Melbourne report in 2005, Rosanna was ranked as Melbourne's 150th most liveable of 314 suburbs.[5]


Rosanna's main arterial roads are Lower Plenty Road and Rosanna Road. The suburb is served by the Rosanna railway station on the Hurstbridge railway line.


Rosanna includes the following schools:

  • Banyule Primary School - Located on Banyule Road, opened in 1960.[3]
  • Rosanna Golf Links Primary School - Located on Interlaken Parade, opened in 1956.[3]
  • Rosanna Primary School - Located on Grandview Grove, opened in 1940.[3]
  • Viewbank College - Located on Warren Road, created from the merger of Rosanna East High School and Banyule High School in 1994.[6][7]


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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rosanna (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rosanna, Victoria". Travelmate. Australian Online Travel Pty Ltd. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Rosanna, Victoria". Monash University. November 2004. Archived from the original on 23 August 2005. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Suburban dreaming". The Age. 20 August 2005. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Viewbank College Information". Schools in Australia. AA Education Network. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Viewbank College > History of Viewbank". Viewbank College. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Rosanna Little Athletics Club". Rosanna Little Athletics Club. 
  9. ^ Full Points Footy. "Northern Football League". Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  10. ^ Golf Select. "Rosanna". Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  11. ^ Lynch, Michael (2 May 2004). "Bresciano impresses for club and country". The Age. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  12. ^ Mangan, John (27 September 2009). "Ultimate nausea cure for mothers-to-be: Puccini". The Age. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 

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