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
Population4,759 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density2,270/km2 (5,870/sq mi)
Area2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location27 km (17 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Maroondah
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Deakin
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, 27 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Maroondah local government area. Croydon South recorded a population of 4,759 at the 2021 census.[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]


Croydon South has a medical centre located in the Merrindale Shopping Centre. Croydon South is also located 2.5 km 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.{{cn|date=July 2022}


Tinternvale Primary School is located on Tintern Avenue, Ringwood East, and is on the border of Croydon South, Bayswater North and Ringwood East. It was established in 1976,[5] and as of 2017, there were 330 enrolments of which 9% were non-native English speakers.[6]

Croydon South Primary School was built in 1967, and was located on Belmont Road West, Croydon South.[7] In July 2008, it was proposed that Croydon South Primary School and Tinternvale Primary School merge and be located on the site of Tinternvale, due to falling enrolments at Croydon South.[8] The merger occurred at the start of the 2009 school year.[5] 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.[9] Following the merger, Tinternvale Primary School had around 410 students.[5]

Croydon Special Development School serves students between 3 and 18 years old. As of 2017, there were 102 students enrolled.[10]

See also[edit]

  • City of Croydon – Croydon South was previously within this former local government area


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Croydon South (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 31 March 2021
  3. ^ Club, South Croydon Football. "South Croydon Football Club". South Croydon Football Club. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  4. ^ Full Point Footy, Eastern Football League, archived from the original on 1 January 2009, retrieved 21 October 2008
  5. ^ a b c "Tinternvale Primary School Strategic Plan 2009-2012" (PDF). 17 September 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 February 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2019. At the beginning of 2009 Tinternvale Primary School will be merging with Croydon South Primary School
  6. ^ "2017 Annual Report to the School Community: Tinternvale Primary School". Department of Education and Training. 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ "About Us". Croydon South Primary School. Archived from the original on 31 August 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Merger Update". Croydon South Primary School. Archived from the original on 14 October 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  9. ^ Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (2010). "2009 Annual Report to the School Community: Tinternvale Primary School" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 February 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  10. ^ "2017 Annual Report to the School Community: Croydon Special Development School". Department of Education and Training. 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2019.