City of Box Hill

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City of Box Hill
Old lga Box Hill.png
Location in Melbourne
Population 48,300 (1992)[1]
 • Density 2,246.5/km2 (5,818/sq mi)
Established 1927
Area 21.50 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
Council seat Box Hill
Region Melbourne
County Bourke
Box Hill Council 1994.jpg
LGAs around City of Box Hill:
Doncaster & Templestowe Doncaster & Templestowe Doncaster & Templestowe
Camberwell City of Box Hill Nunawading
Camberwell Waverley Waverley
1957 Box Hill, Commemorative Medal for the Celebration of the Centenary of Local Government, obverse
1957 Box Hill, Commemorative Medal for the Celebration of the Centenary of Local Government, reverse

The City of Box Hill was a local government area about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The city covered an area of 21.50 square kilometres (8.30 sq mi), and existed from 1927 until 1994.


Box Hill was originally included in the Nunawading Road District[2] established on 7 August 1857, which became the Shire of Nunawading on 4 May 1872. On 26 May 1925, the eastern part was severed, to create the Shire of Blackburn & Mitcham (which later became the City of Nunawading), with the remainder becoming the Borough of Box Hill on 23 December 1925. It was proclaimed a city on 28 April 1927.[3]

On 15 December 1994, the City of Box Hill was abolished, and, along with the City of Nunawading, was merged into the newly created City of Whitehorse.[4]

Council meetings were held at the Box Hill Town Hall, on Bank Street, Box Hill. It is still used for secondary council offices by the City of Whitehorse.


The City of Box Hill was subdivided into nine wards, each electing one councillor:[3]

  • Bennettswood Ward
  • Broughton Ward
  • Burwood Ward
  • Dorking Ward
  • Houston Ward
  • Kerrimuir Ward
  • Koonung Ward
  • Mont Albert Ward
  • Whitehorse Ward


The City of Box Hill was bounded by Warrigal Road to the west, Koonung Koonung Creek to the north, Middleborough Road to the east and Highbury Road to the south.


Year Population
1933 15,332
1954 35,554
1958 45,500*
1961 50,412
1966 54,504
1971 54,635
1976 50,280
1981 47,579
1986 45,785
1991 45,139

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 49. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ "Municipality of Box Hill, Victoria". Museum Victoria. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 314–315.  Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 12. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 

Coordinates: 37°49′16″S 145°07′30″E / 37.821°S 145.125°E / -37.821; 145.125