City of Maroondah

Coordinates: 37°48′24″S 145°15′48″E / 37.8067925°S 145.2632003°E / -37.8067925; 145.2632003
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City of Maroondah
Map of Melbourne showing Maroondah City Council
Coordinates37°48′24″S 145°15′48″E / 37.8067925°S 145.2632003°E / -37.8067925; 145.2632003
Population115,043 (2021)[1]
 • Density1,879.8/km2 (4,869/sq mi)
EstablishedDecember 1994
Area61.2 km2 (23.6 sq mi)[2]
MayorCr Rob Steane
Council seatRingwood
RegionGreater Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Deakin
WebsiteCity of Maroondah
LGAs around City of Maroondah:
Manningham Manningham Yarra Ranges
Whitehorse City of Maroondah Yarra Ranges
Knox Knox Yarra Ranges

The City of Maroondah is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Maroondah had a population of 115,043 in August 2021.[3]

The City of Maroondah was created through the amalgamation the former Cities of Ringwood and Croydon in December 1994. The name 'Maroondah' was taken from two Aboriginal words - meaning "throwing" and "leaf" - symbolising the green environment.[4]

Suburbs located in the City include Ringwood, Croydon, Heathmont, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Warranwood, Croydon North, Croydon South, Croydon Hills, Bayswater North and parts of Kilsyth South, Vermont and Park Orchards.

The Lilydale and Belgrave railway lines run through the City of Maroondah,[5] with stations at Heatherdale, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Croydon, and Heathmont.[6] The Maroondah City Council is served by many buses operated by Ventura, Kinetic, McKenzies and V/Line.

Maroondah Hospital, a large public hospital located in Ringwood East serves Maroondah and the surrounding areas.

Maroondah contracts JJ Richards for their garbage collection and have 3 bins: A 240-litre blue-lidded bin for recycling, a 240-litre lime green-lidded bin for food organics and garden organics (FOGO) and a 120-litre red-lidded bin for waste/landfill collection (an 80-litre bin is also available).[7] Prior to 2023, the bin lids were maroon for garden organics (only) and green for waste/landfill and food organics.


Maroondah residents have a wide selection of excellent state and private schools that attract students from across the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Primary schools[edit]

  • Ainslie Parklands Primary School
  • Bayswater North Primary School
  • Croydon Hills Primary School
  • Croydon Primary School
  • Dorset Primary School
  • Eastwood Primary School
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School
  • Great Ryrie Primary School
  • Heathmont East Primary School
  • Holy Spirit Community School
  • Kalinda Primary School
  • Marlborough Primary School
  • Mullum Primary School
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Primary School
  • Ringwood Heights Primary School
  • Ringwood North Primary School
  • Ruskin Park Primary School
  • Sacred Heart Primary School
  • Tinternvale Primary School
  • Village School
  • Warranwood Primary School
  • Yarra Road Primary School

Secondary schools[edit]

Combined schools[edit]

Special schools[edit]

  • Croydon Special Developmental School


Ayrton Research & Technology - Ringwood Campus

Townships and localities[edit]

The city had a population of 115,043 at the 2021 census, up from 110,376 at the 2016 census.[3]

Locality 2016 2021
Bayswater North 8,789 9,014
Croydon 26,946 28,608
Croydon Hills 4,992 4,839
Croydon North 7,860 8,092
Croydon South 4,572 4,759
Heathmont 9,688 9,933
Kilsyth^ 10,891 11,699
Kilsyth South 2,988 2,862
Park Orchards^ 3,822 3,835
Ringwood 17,471 19,144
Ringwood East 10,265 10,764
Ringwood North^ 9,832 9,964
Vermont^ 10,442 10,993
Warranwood 4,807 4,820
Wonga Park^ 3,796 3,843

^ - Territory divided with another LGA


There are two libraries located in the Maroondah region, both managed by Eastern Regional Libraries.

  • Realm - Ringwood Town Square, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood (opposite Ringwood Station)
  • Croydon Library - Civic Square, Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon

Councillors and wards[edit]

The City of Maroondah has nine wards, each electing a single member:

Ward Party Councillor Notes
Barngeong   Independent Marijke Graham
Bungalook   Labor Tony Dib
Jubilee   Labor Mike Symon
McAlpin   Independent Suzanne Stojanovic
Tarralla   Independent Paul Macdonald
Wicklow   Liberal Tasa Damante, Deputy Mayor
Wombolano   Liberal Kylie Spears
Wonga   Liberal Linda Hancock
Yarrunga   Liberal Rob Steane, Mayor

Shopping Centres[edit]

There are two main shopping precincts in Maroondah.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Maroondah (Local Government Areas)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2023. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Census | Australian Bureau of Statistics". 11 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Indigenous history - Maroondah City Council". Maroondah Council. Archived from the original on 21 December 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  5. ^ "1. Home" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Dity of Maroondah" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 March 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Waste & rubbish".

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