Sunshine North, Victoria

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Sunshine North
MelbourneVictoria
Maribyrnong River Trail.jpg
Sunshine North is located in Melbourne
Sunshine North
Sunshine North
Coordinates 37°45′22″S 144°50′56″E / 37.756°S 144.849°E / -37.756; 144.849Coordinates: 37°45′22″S 144°50′56″E / 37.756°S 144.849°E / -37.756; 144.849
Population 10,637 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,346/km2 (3,487/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3020
Area 7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Brimbank
State electorate(s) Derrimut
Federal Division(s) Maribyrnong
Suburbs around Sunshine North:
Kealba Keilor East Avondale Heights
St Albans Sunshine North Braybrook
Albion Sunshine Braybrook

Sunshine North is a suburb 12 km west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Sunshine North had a population of 10,637.

History[edit]

Sunshine North Post Office opened on 1 February 1958 as the suburb was developed.[2]

Attractions[edit]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Many native species exist along the Maribyrnong River on the eastern border of the suburb. Some species thrive in the area. The most abundant are;

Introduced species;

Sport[edit]

The suburb host former National Soccer League and current Victorian Premier League competitors Melbourne Knights.

See also[edit]

  • City of Sunshine - the former local government area of which Sunshine North was a part

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Sunshine North (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Parks Victoria Brimbank Park page Sept 2007
  • [2] Maribyrnong River Parks Victoria page Sept 2007
  • [3] Maribyrnong Valley Parklands - See Parknotes