Dandenong Valley Highway

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Dandenong Valley Highway
Route 9 corner Heatherton Rd and Stud Rd.png
Heatherton Road and Stud Road, Dandenong
Dandenong Valley Highway is located in Melbourne
North end
North end
South end
South end
General information
Type Highway
Length 30 km (19 mi)
Route number(s) State Route 9 (Boronia Road – Nepean Highway)
Major junctions
North end Mountain Highway (State Route 28), Bayswater, Melbourne
South end Nepean Highway (State Route 3), Frankston, Melbourne
Major suburbs Scoresby, Rowville, Dandenong, Carrum Downs
Highway system

The Dandenong Valley Highway (also predominantly known as Stud Road and Dandenong Frankston Road) stretches almost 30 kilometres from Wantirna South in Melbourne's eastern suburbs to Frankston in the south. For its entire length, its main name is not actually Dandenong Valley Highway, and very few locals use it. The traffic on the highway has been significant over the years with the worst bottlenecks at Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully Road, Wellington Road, Princes Highway, and Thompsons Road, but since the opening of the EastLink, the traffic burden has significantly reduced along the highway with the north-south tollway, opening to traffic on 29 June 2008.


Dandenong Valley Highway begins at its junction with the Nepean Highway, in central Frankston. It heads as a two-lane, two-way road alongside the Frankston railway line to the Frankston Freeway. It then roughly heads north east as a four lane dual carriageway to Dandenong, the centre of which the road runs through as a four lane single carriageway. After Dandenong, the road again becomes a four lane dual carriageway, heading north, through Rowville, Scoresby and Westfield Knox shopping centre in Wantirna South. At Boronia Road in Wantirna, the road which formerly narrowed down to one lane. now continues on in its dual-carriageway form, before eventually terminating at Mountain Highway, in Bayswater.

Otherwise known as[edit]

There are a variety of street names which exceed the Dandenong Valley Highway status which includes:

  • Stud Road (from Bayswater to Dandenong)
  • Foster Street (within central Dandenong)
  • Princes Highway (Lonsdale Street) (within central Dandenong)
  • Dandenong-Frankston Road (from Dandenong to Frankston North)
  • Dandenong Road West (from Frankston North to Frankston)
  • Fletcher Road (within central Frankston)

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location[1] km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Knox Bayswater 0 0.0 Mountain Highway (State route 28) – Wantirna, Bayswater Also known as Stud Road
Wantirna 1.1 0.68 Boronia Road (State route 36) – Wantirna, Ringwood, Boronia
Wantirna South 3.0 1.9 Burwood Highway (State route 26) – Melbourne, Ferntree Gully, Belgrave
4.0 2.5 High Street Road (State route 24) – Glen Waverley, Wantirna South
Scoresby 6.4 4.0 Ferntree Gully Road (State route 22) – Oakleigh, Ferntree Gully
Rowville 7.8 4.8 Kelletts Road – Ferntree Gully
9.8 6.1 Wellington Road (State route 18) – Mulgrave, Oakleigh / Lysterfield, Emerald
9.9 6.2 Bergins Road – Endeavour Hills, Doveton
Greater Dandenong Dandenong North 12.9 8.0 Brady Road
13.4 8.3 Monash Freeway (M1) – Warragul, Traralgon, Chadstone, Melbourne
Dandenong 14.6 9.1 Heatherton Road (State route 14) – Noble Park, Endeavour Hills
15.4 9.6 David Street
16.3 10.1 Clow Street – Dandenong, Doveton Stud Street north of here, Foster Street south of here
17.0 10.6 Lonsdale Street (Princes Highway) (State route 9) – Berwick, Frankston, Oakleigh, Melbourne / Foster Treet (Cheltenham Road) (State route 10) – Keysborough, Mentone Duplex with Lonsdale Street
17.3 10.7 Webster Street
17.8 11.1 Lonsdale Street (Princes Highway) (A1) – Berwick, Warragul duplex with Lonsdale Street north of here; Dandenong-Frankston Road south
18.1 11.2 Gippsland railway line
Dandenong South 18.7 11.6 Dandenong Bypass (State route 49) – Cranbourne, Keysborough, Berwick
19.8 12.3 Greens Road (State route 12) – Mordialloc, Narre Warren
21.8 13.5 Abbotts Road
Frankston Carrum Downs 26.6 16.5 Thompsons Road (State route 6) – Carrum, Keysborough, Cranbourne, Berwick
30.2 18.8 Lathams Road / Hall Road – Carrum Downs, Cranbourne
31.7 19.7 Peninsula Link (M111) – Portsea, Melbourne, Springvale
Frankston North 32.3 20.1 Seaford Road – Seaford / Ballarto Road – Skye
Seaford 35.0 21.7 Frankston Freeway (M3) – Hastings, Melbourne
35.2 21.9 Skye Road / Overton Road Frankston railway line
Frankston 36.4 22.6 Young Street Dandenong Road north of here; Fletcher Road west
36.6 22.7 Bayside Shopping Centre car park
36.8 22.9 Nepean Highway (State route 3) – Mornington, Portsea, Mordialloc, Melbourne
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal


  1. ^ a b Google (13 February 2017). "Dandenong Valley Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 13 February 2017.