Altona Meadows, Victoria
|Population||18,746 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,803/km2 (4,668/sq mi)|
|Area||10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)|
|Location||17 km (11 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Hobsons Bay|
Altona Meadows is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 km south-west from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hobsons Bay. At the 2011 census, Altona Meadows had a population of 18,746.
Located partly within Altona Meadows, Cheetham Wetlands is a large park with numerous boardwalks traversing its network of lagoons. The wetlands attract large numbers of migratory birds, making it popular with walkers and birdwatchers alike.
Altona Meadows Post Office opened on 15 March 1996 as the suburb developed.
Altona Meadows Primary School
Altona Meadows Primary School is a state-run primary school. The school has a stable enrolment of around 350 students from Prep to Year 6. There is a diverse multicultural and socio-economic background. Notable former pupils include Australian rules footballer Daniel Giansiracusa.
Queen of Peace Parish Primary School
Queen of Peace Parish Primary School is a Catholic co-educational primary school. Approximately 560 pupils from grades Prep to 6 are at the school. The school was opened in 1982. In 2011, the new gym was opened, along with a new music and performing arts centre.
Typically for a working-class western suburb of Melbourne, it has consistently been a very safe area for the ALP. However, as new housing estates have been established within the area and it becomes increasingly middle-class, it witnessed some larger-than-average swings towards the Liberals during the Howard years (despite remaining solidly Labor).
- City of Altona - the former local government area of which Altona Meadows was a part
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Altona Meadows (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2007.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008