Armadale, Victoria

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Armadale railway station
Armadale is located in Melbourne
Location in metropolitan Melbourne
Coordinates 37°51′25″S 145°01′16″E / 37.857°S 145.021°E / -37.857; 145.021Coordinates: 37°51′25″S 145°01′16″E / 37.857°S 145.021°E / -37.857; 145.021
Population 8,760 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 3,980/km2 (10,310/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3143
Area 2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Stonnington
State electorate(s) Malvern
Federal Division(s) Higgins
Suburbs around Armadale:
South Yarra Toorak Malvern
Prahran Armadale Malvern
St Kilda East Caulfield North Caulfield North

Armadale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Stonnington. At the 2011 census, Armadale had a population of 8,760.

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.[citation needed] 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.[2]


In Armadale, 64.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.6%, India 2.7%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.5%, New Zealand 2.4% and Greece 1.4%.[citation needed]

The most common responses for religion in Armadale were No Religion 27.2%, Catholic 19.0%, Anglican 17.0%, Judaism 6.0% and Eastern Orthodox 4.2%.[citation needed]


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 and high fashion shops. 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.

Notable citizens[edit]

See also[edit]

  • City of Malvern - the former local government area of which Armadale was a part
  • City of Prahran - the former local government area of which Armadale was a part


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Armadale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008. 
  3. ^ 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. 

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