Dallas, Victoria

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Dallas is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°40′05″S 144°56′24″E / 37.668°S 144.94°E / -37.668; 144.94Coordinates: 37°40′05″S 144°56′24″E / 37.668°S 144.94°E / -37.668; 144.94
Population6,810 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,840/km2 (7,350/sq mi)
Area2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Location16 km (10 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Hume
State electorate(s)Broadmeadows
Federal Division(s)Calwell
Suburbs around Dallas:
Coolaroo Coolaroo Campbellfield
Broadmeadows Dallas Campbellfield
Broadmeadows Broadmeadows Broadmeadows

Dallas is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hume.


Dallas was named after the Governor of Victoria, General Sir Reginald Dallas Brooks. The Housing Commission of Victoria built many of the houses in the Dallas area between 1961 and 1970. The Dallas Primary School was built in 1963. Dallas North Primary opened in 1965. Dallas Post Office opened on 21 February 1966, but from 1968 to 1995 was known as Broadmeadows before reverting to Dallas.[2]

Prior to the construction of the suburb the Dallas area was primarily used for agriculture. In 1924 the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works built a reservoir for reticulating water for the Broadmeadows area.


At the 2016 Census, Dallas had a population of 6,810.[1] The most common ancestries were Turkish 20.0%, Australian 10.0%, Lebanese 9.1%, English 8.1% and Iraqi 2.8%. 43.5% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Turkey 11.3%, Iraq 5.9%, Lebanon 4.0%, Pakistan 2.5% and India 1.8%. 22.8% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Turkish 23.1%, Arabic 17.4%, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 3.1%, Urdu 3.0% and Vietnamese 2.3%. The most common responses for religion were Islam 49.3% and Catholic 15.6%.[1]

Dallas has one of the highest concentrations of Muslims in Australia at 49% of the population.[3][4] The Broadmeadows Mosque is located on King Street.



Bus route 532 (Craigieburn - Broadmeadows via Upfield Station) travels through Dallas, via Riggall and Blair Street's.

Coolaroo and Upfield are railway stations nearest to Dallas.

Food and nightlife[edit]

There are a number of takeaway stores in the Dallas Shopping Strip. There are many kebab stores as well as Indian, charcoal chicken and fish and chips.

There is also the Coolaroo Hotel on Barry Road, which has a drive through bottle shop and is open until late.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dallas (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ Census data reveal how immigration is transforming the religious composition of Melbourne suburbs
  4. ^ Saeed, Abdullah (2004). Muslim Australians: Their Beliefs, Practices and Institutions (pdf). Canberra ACT: Commonwealth of Australia. p. 5. ISBN 0-9756064-1-7. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

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