Croydon North, Victoria
|Population||7,860 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,970/km2 (5,100/sq mi)|
|Area||4 km2 (1.5 sq mi)|
|Location||29 km (18 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Maroondah|
Croydon North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 29 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Maroondah. At the 2016 Census, Croydon North had a population of 7,860. Croydon has 3 major shopping strips, two on either side of Maroondah Highway (continuing shortly down Dorset and Exeter roads) and the other on Exeter road just next to Kinta Ct.
Croydon North is served by Ventura Bus Services, linking residents to Croydon, Ringwood, Chirnside Park, Lilydale. & Knox. Croydon North also has a V/line Stop on the Melbourne to Mansfield coach. - The stop is located at the Maroondah Hwy/ Exeter road Bus Stop and is simply named 'Croydon'. The 684 passes through but does not stop. All the public buses run between Croydon Station and Chirnside Park Shopping Centre.The area is also Served by two night bus routes, 963 and the 964.
Croydon North began as a small settlement on the Brushy Creek. and the area was aptly named Brushy Creek. A hotel was built near the creek in 1855 and another was built ten years later a few kilometres north. In 1878 a school was built in the area, a church, and post office soon followed. The area was served by Cobb and Co coach which ran from Kew.
The Post Office opened on 1 November 1925 in the then rural area. Today it runs only as a newsagent.
In 1927 Dame Nellie Melba opened the Croydon North Hall, which is now an accountants office (on Exeter Road). It was made of strong Australian timber, something Dame Nellie Melba was very proud of.
The area was primarily developed in the 60s-80s but has also seen recent development in the form of property subdivisions.
The main shopping / retail strip is located on both sides of the Maroondah Highway and along Exeter Road.
On the west side of Maroondah Highway there is a: Coles, Bottle-o, Chemist, Aussie Bank, Cafe, Bike shop, Fish and Chips shop, News Agents, Cheese Cake Factory, Optometrist, Dominoes Pizzeria, Florist, Bakery, a burger place and many other stores. On the Eastern side, there is a Tattoo shop, a Thai restaurant and a United Petrol Station.
There is also a small retail strip on Exeter road near Lyons road that has a fish and chips shop, a pizzaria, and a milk bar.
Croydon North is within The City of Maroondah and is in the Barngeong ward (effective 24th August 2020) . The area is served by both the MFB and CFA. Their rubbish collection day is Thursday and collected by J.J Richards The suburb is home to plenty parks, paths and reserves and has a great recreational walking culture.
- City of Croydon - the former local government area of which Croydon North was a part
- City of Maroondah- The current Council.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Croydon North (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008