Dandenong was established in 1964, and was originally called "Dandenong West Football Club". It was initially a junior club that fielded boys teams of various age groups. In 1987 the club had enough seniors to enter the Eastern Suburban Churches Football Association for the first time. The club maintained the name until 2003 when it renamed itself the Dandenong Demons. In 2009 it shortened the name to Dandenong, because it was the only Dandenong club to remain competitive. In 2015 the name became Dandenong Football and Netball Club to include the netballers and acknowledge the efforts they put in for the club.