Altona Meadows, Victoria
|• Density||1,842/km2 (4,772/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 of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Hobsons Bay local government area. Altona Meadows recorded a population of 19,160 at the 2016 census.
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.
In the 2016 Census, there were 19,160 people in Altona Meadows. 59.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were India 4.2%, England 2.6%, Malta 2.5%, Vietnam 2.3% and Philippines 2.1%. 59.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 3.0%, Vietnamese 3.0%, Maltese 2.7%, Greek 2.5% and Italian 2.4%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 31.1% and No Religion 24.4%.
Altona Green Primary School
Altona Green Primary School is a state-run primary school established in 1990. The school has a stable enrolment of around 400 students from Prep to Year 6. There is a diverse multicultural and socio-economic background.
Altona Meadows Primary School
Altona Meadows Primary School is a state-run primary school that first opened in 1982. 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.ti
Route 496: Laverton Station to Sanctuary Lakes
Route 944: City to Point Cook (Night Bus Service)
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).
Two citizens from Altona Meadows started the Gamers United Party, which became popular online and has a global audience.
- City of Altona - Altona Meadows was previously within this former local government area.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Altona Meadows (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008