Burwood Highway

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Burwood Highway

Burwood Highway outside Tally Ho Business Park, Burwood East.jpg
Burwood Highway, Burwood East
General information
Length31 km (19 mi)
Route number(s)
  • State Route 5
  • (Dorset Road - Glenfern Road)
  • State Route 22
  • (Upper Ferntree Gully - Ferntree Gully)
  • State Route 26
  • (Kooyong - Upper Ferntree Gully)
  • C412
  • (Upper Ferntree Gully - Belgrave)
route number
State Route 26
(Upper Ferntree Gully - Belgrave)
Major junctions
West end Toorak Road,
Kooyong, Melbourne
East end Belgrave - Gembrook Road, Belgrave, Melbourne
Major settlementsBurwood, Burwood East, Wantirna South, Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Belgrave
Highway system

Burwood Highway is a major transportation link with Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It begins in the suburb of Kooyong, Melbourne at the junction of the Monash Freeway as Toorak Road between Monash Freeway and Warrigal Road, and finishes in Belgrave, Victoria in the Dandenong Ranges.[1] The highway is considered a major link for people who live in the Dandenong Ranges, as it is the only major feeder roadway in the general area other than Canterbury Road, Ferntree Gully Road, EastLink and Wellington Road.


Burwood Highway is a primary route between Melbourne and the eastern suburbs, and the area around Belgrave. It begins at its junction with Monash Freeway (or CityLink if travelling north) as a four lane single carriageway, which is often clogged with heavy traffic, as well as trams travelling along the roadway for some of the route. However, this part of the route is usually signed as Toorak Road. After Warrigal Road, the highway widens to become a six lane dual carriageway, the median with trams tracks, carrying the Route 75 service to Vermont South. A few kilometres before Belgrave, the highway narrows again to a single carriageway, its route, number changing from State Route 26 to C412 until its end in Belgrave. C412 continues as Belgrave-Gembrook Road although the end of the highway heading straight forwards continues as Monbulk Road heading towards Lilydale.

Municipalities along the highway[edit]

Suburbs along the highway[edit]

Main Destinations along continued Belgrave- Gembrook Road.

  • Emerald (Shire of Cardinia) (46 km from Melbourne) (11 km from Belgrave)
  • Cockatoo (Shire of Cardinia) (52 km from Melbourne) (17 km from Belgrave)
  • Gembrook (Shire of Cardina) (60 km from Melbourne) (25 km from Belgrave)

Major intersections[edit]

StonningtonKooyongMalvern boundary00.0 CityLink (M1) north / Monash Freeway (M1) south / Toorak Road (State Route 26) westWestern terminus; single-point urban interchange; highway signed as Toorak Road
BoroondaraHawthorn East0.50.31Tooronga Road – Malvern
Camberwell1.30.81 Burke Road (State Route 17) – Caulfield, Camberwell
2.61.6Glen Iris Road – Glen Iris
3.22.0 Camberwell Road (State Route 30) north-west – Camberwell, HawthornAll Camberwell Road traffic continues east on Toorak Road
Boroondara–Whitehorse boundaryCamberwell–Burwood boundary5.03.1 Warrigal Road (State Route 15) – Oakleigh, Chadstone, Surrey HillsBurwood Highway signed as Toorak Road west of the intersection
WhitehorseBurwood6.23.9 Elgar Road (B970) – Doncaster
7.14.4 Station Street (State Route 47) – Box Hill, Huntingdale
Burwood–Burwood East boundary8.25.1 Middleborough Road (State Route 23) – Doncaster, Mount Waverley, Clayton, Mordialloc
Burwood East10.06.2 Blackburn Road (State Route 13) – Blackburn, Clayton
Burwood East–Forest HillVermont South tripoint11.57.1 Springvale Road (State Route 40) – Glen Waverley, Nunawading
KnoxWantirnaWantirna South boundary14.99.3 Mountain Highway (State Route 40) – Bayswater, Wantirna
15.49.6 EastLink (M3) – Dandenong, Frankston, Ringwood, MelbourneDiamond interchange
17.610.9 Stud Road (State Route 9) – Bayswater, Scoresby
Wantirna South18.811.7 High Street Road (State Route 24) south / Lewis Road north – Glen Waverley, Glen Iris, Scoresby
KnoxfieldFerntree Gully boundary19.712.2 Scoresby Road (State Route 7) – Scoresby, Bayswater, Croydon
Ferntree Gully21.613.4 Ferntree Gully Road (State Route 22) west / Commercial Road north – Scoresby, OakleighState Route 22 western concurrency terminus
22.313.9 Dorset Road (State Route 5) north – Boronia, LilydaleState Route 5 north-western concurrency terminus
22.714.1 Glenfern Road (State Route 5) south – Lysterfield, Narre WarrenState Route 5 south-eastern concurrency terminus
23.414.5Brenock Park Drive south / Selman Avenue north – Lysterfield, Rowville, Ferntree Gully
Knox–Yarra Ranges boundaryUpper Ferntree Gully25.415.8 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road (C415) – Olinda, Mount DandenongRoute transition: Eastern terminii of State Routes 22 and 26, western terminus of C412
Yarra RangesTecoma28.117.5Glenfern Road – Rowville
Belgrave29.818.5 Monbulk Road (C404) north / Belgrave–Gembrook Road (C404 / C412) east / Terrys Avenue west – Monbulk, Lilydale, Gembrook, Narre WarrenRoundabout; eastern highway terminus

See also[edit]


  1. ^ VicRoads. "VicRoads – Register of Public Roads (Part A)". Government of Victoria. pp. 1018–1020. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2015.