Armadale railway station
|• Density||4,120/km2 (10,660/sq mi)|
|Area||2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Stonnington|
Armadale is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Stonnington local government area. Armadale recorded a population of 9,054 at the 2016 Census.
The suburb has its own railway station, as well as Toorak railway station, which is also in Armadale. It is bordered by Glenferrie Road to the east, Orrong Road to the west, Malvern Road to the north and Dandenong Road/Princes Highway to the south.
Armadale is named after Armadale, Sutherland in Scotland. This was because one of Armadale notable residents, James Munro, 15th Premier of Victoria, was born in Armadale, Sutherland. Armadale Post Office on High Street opened on 2 October 1884. The Armadale North Post Office, near Toorak Station, opened in 1940.
In the 2016 Census, there were 9,054 people in Armadale. 64.5% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 3.3%, India 3.0%, China 2.2%, New Zealand 2.0% and Greece 1.2%. 73.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 2.7%, Mandarin 2.4% and Gujarati 1.1%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 33.5%, Catholic 18.8% and Anglican 14.2%.
The suburb, which borders Toorak, long regarded Melbourne's top suburb, is considered one of Melbourne's premier blue chip areas, with High Street, its main thoroughfare, containing many antique high fashion shops and top hair salons like TONI&GUY. Glenferrie Road, a divider between Armadale and neighbouring suburb Malvern, is well known for its shopping and restaurants. Armadale contains and is in close proximity to a number of Melbourne's leading private schools, including Lauriston Girls' School and the King David School. Armadale also contains a number of parks, including Toorak Park, Victory Square Reserve, Armadale Reserve and the Union Street Gardens.
- Forbes Carlile – Olympics swimming coach was born in Armadale in 1921.
- Missy Higgins – Singer-songwriter who attended Armadale Primary School.
- Ross Higgins – Actor, best known for his role as Ted Bulpitt in the television series Kingswood Country was born in Armadale in 1931.
- Sam Loxton – Test cricketer who attended Armadale Public School.
- Leonie Wood – Journalist with The Age, lives in Armadale.
- Edith Ingpen, a private and state Government architect, born in Armadale.
- Sir Eric Pearce - Channel 9 Newsreader
- Joe Habbaki - Celebrity hairdresser TONI&GUY
- John Jost - The Age Political Correspondent and ABC 7.30 Host
- Richard Stubbs - radio personality
- Trevor Vincent - Commonwealth games gold medalist
- Luke McBride (self proclaimed Mayor of Mount Pleasant Grove)
- Hayden Mitchell (self proclaimed Mayor of Denbigh Road)
- City of Malvern - Armadale was previously within this former local government area.
- City of Prahran - Armadale was previously within this former local government area.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Armadale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
- Ovenden, Rebecca (17 November 2007). "Missy Higgins". The Gold Coast Bulletin. News Corporation. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010.