Croydon South, Victoria

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Croydon South
Croydon South is located in Melbourne
Croydon South
Croydon South
Coordinates37°48′50″S 145°16′16″E / 37.814°S 145.271°E / -37.814; 145.271Coordinates: 37°48′50″S 145°16′16″E / 37.814°S 145.271°E / -37.814; 145.271
Population4,572 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,180/km2 (5,640/sq mi)
Area2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location31 km (19 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Maroondah
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Croydon South:
Ringwood East Croydon Croydon
Ringwood East Croydon South Kilsyth
Bayswater North Bayswater North Kilsyth

Croydon South is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 30 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Maroondah. At the 2016 Census, Croydon South had a population of 4,572.[1]

Croydon South has a small shopping strip, on the corner of Eastfield and Bayswater Roads, incorporating over 20 retail outlets and a Post Office. It is close to the foothills of Mount Dandenong and the Dandenong Ranges.

Croydon South Post Office opened on 1 February 1961 as the suburb was developed.[2]

In term one of the 2009 school year, Croydon South Primary School merged with Tinternvale Primary School. Unfortunately, falling enrolments have necessitated the merger. The Education Department agreed to a large increase in funding for the merger at the Tinternvale site and to bring the newly merged school into line with current standards.


Croydon South has a Medical centre located in the Merrindale Shopping Centre. Croydon South is also located 2.5km from Maroondah Hospital.


The suburb has an Australian Rules football team, the South Croydon Bulldogs[3], who became the 2017 Division One premiers in the Eastern Football League.[4] Croydon South has two cricket teams; South Croydon, based at Cheong Park and Eastfield, based at Benson Oval. Both the teams compete in the Ringwood District Cricket Association (RDCA). The South Croydon Youth Club (S.C.Y.C) Scorpions basketball club is also based at Cheong Park, offering basketball to local youth, age 6 to 18. There is also a netball team, SCYC Flames Inc Netball Club, which competes in the Lilydale-Yarra Valley Netball Association. Eastfield Park is also home to the Mountain District Horse and Pony Club, which is the oldest pony club in Victoria and now Australia. It was established in 1944 at Cheong Park and re-established at Eastfield Park in 1975. [1]

See also[edit]

  • City of Croydon - the former local government area of which Croydon South was a part


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Croydon South (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 June 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ Club, South Croydon Football. "South Croydon Football Club". South Croydon Football Club. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  4. ^ Full Point Footy, Eastern Football League, retrieved 21 October 2008