Altona North, Victoria

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Altona North
A photo of the Sundial at the Altona Memorial Park, Victoria
The Sundial at the Altona Memorial Park, Victoria
Altona North is located in Melbourne
Altona North
Altona North
Coordinates37°50′28″S 144°50′56″E / 37.841°S 144.849°E / -37.841; 144.849Coordinates: 37°50′28″S 144°50′56″E / 37.841°S 144.849°E / -37.841; 144.849
Population12,962 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density919/km2 (2,381/sq mi)
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
Area14.1 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Location10 km (6 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Hobsons Bay
State electorate(s)Williamstown
Federal division(s)Gellibrand
Suburbs around Altona North:
Laverton North Brooklyn Yarraville
Laverton North Altona North Newport
Laverton Altona Williamstown North

Altona North is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km (6.2 mi) south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District,[2] located within the City of Hobsons Bay local government area. Altona North recorded a population of 12,962 at the 2021 census.[1]

Bordering suburbs include Altona, Brooklyn, Laverton North, Newport, South Kingsville, Williamstown North and Yarraville. In addition to the Paisley Park sporting complex, Altona North is home to three parks; S J Clement Reserve – Gilligan Rd, W L J Crofts Reserve – Blackshaws Rd and Urban Forest Reserve – Grieve Pde.[3]


The Altona area was home to Kurung-Jang-Balluk Aboriginal people, of the Woiwurrung clan.

Altona North Post Office first opened on 11 April 1960 as suburban development took place. In 1966 it was renamed Beevers when a new Altona North office opened in Duke Street to the south. In 1986 Altona Gate Office replaced Beevers.[4]

The Prince and Princess of Wales officially opened the Mason Street Housing Commission Estate in their 1983 royal visit.[5]


In the 2016 census, there were 12,152 people in Altona North. 54.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Italy 4.3%, Lebanon 4.2%, Vietnam 3.4%, Greece 3.4% and Malta 1.8%. 45.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 13.1%, Italian 6.1%, Greek 5.7%, Vietnamese 4.3% and Maltese 1.9%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 26.9%, No Religion 20.4% and Islam 15.9%.[6]



The Altona Refinery, one of two oil refineries in Victoria, is located in the suburb's south-east. It is owned and operated by ExxonMobil. Altona North was home to the Don Smallgoods factory from 1970 to 2011 when it closed and moved to a new factory in Castlemaine.[7]



Altona Lakes Golf Club at Paisley Park, Mason Street, is a 9-hole golf course and Driving Range.[9] Also located within the Paisley Park sporting complex is Altona Badminton Centre, which opened in 1985. The badminton centre contains 12 courts and is open seven days a weeks. The Paisley Park sporting facility also includes a gymnasium, swimming pool, premier league soccer facility, bowling club, miniature railway and lacrosse fields.[10]

Altona Magic, the local football (soccer) team plays in the Victorian Premier League and Altona East Phoenix play in the Victorian State League 2 N/W.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Altona North (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 July 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Postcode for Altona North, Victoria (near Melbourne) – Postcodes Australia".
  3. ^ "Whereis".
  4. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 13 April 2021
  5. ^ "News | Australia Day honours: Former Altona mayor gets his royal dues". Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Altona North (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "The DON® Story – Don".
  8. ^ "The Party is back in town". 9 August 2012.
  9. ^ Golf Select, Kooringal, retrieved 11 May 2009
  10. ^ "Paisley Park Newport". Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2014.

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