Bell Park, Victoria
|Population||5,009 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,790/km2 (4,630/sq mi)|
|Area||2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)|
|Location||3 km (2 mi) from Geelong|
|LGA(s)||City of Greater Geelong|
Bell Park is a residential suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is located 3 km north-west of the Geelong city centre and is bordered to the north by Cowies Creek, to the east by Thompson Road, to the south by the Midland Highway and to the west by Anakie Road.
At the 2016 Census, Bell Park had a population of 5,009.
Bell Park was named after the Bell Park homestead built by an early settler named John Bell. Part of Bell's homestead is preserved at the Grace McKellar Centre.
In the early 1950s, residential development of the area increased with migrants and refugees arriving from Europe after World War II. The Post Office opened on 1 July 1953. There are two Ukrainian churches in Bell Park—one Orthodox and one Catholic.
As of 2008, there are three shopping strips in Bell Park.
The strip along Milton Street has a newsagency, hairdresser, day spa, bottle shop, Dnister Ukrainian Credit Co-operative, post office, hardware store, butcher, barber, bakery and small supermarket.
The strip on Hughes Street has a greengrocer, bargain shop, butcher, supermarket, pharmacy, hairdresser.
The strip along Separation Street has a stationer, pharmacy, butcher, two hairdressers, Chinese takeout, real estate agent, optometrist, a milk bar, fish and chips, florist, Tattslotto agent, cake shop, a bank, accountant, chicken shop, discount supermarket, The Croatian club and Chinese restaurant.
Hume reserve has three soccer pitches and is home to the Corio Soccer Club.
Bell Park is home to:
- North Geelong Secondary College
- Nelson Park School
- Bell Park North Primary School
- Holy Family Catholic Primary School.
Heritage listed sites
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bell Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
- Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 4 March 2021
- "Bell Park". Full Points Footy. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
- "- Geelong Community Directory". www.geelongaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 17 October 2018.