Deepdene, Victoria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Deepdene is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°48′47″S 145°4′04″E / 37.81306°S 145.06778°E / -37.81306; 145.06778Coordinates: 37°48′47″S 145°4′04″E / 37.81306°S 145.06778°E / -37.81306; 145.06778
Population2,035 (2016)[1]
Location9 km (6 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Boroondara
State electorate(s)Kew
Federal Division(s)Kooyong
Suburbs around Deepdene:
Kew Balwyn Balwyn
Kew Deepdene Balwyn
Canterbury Canterbury Canterbury

Deepdene is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2016 Census, Deepdene had a population of 2,035.[1]

Formerly a neighbourhood within the suburb of Balwyn, the Office of Geographic Names officially recognised Deepdene as a bounded locality in April 2010.[2] A proposal to extend the suburb boundaries east to Balwyn Road and north to Belmore Road was voted down by Boroondara Council in April 2014.[3]


Deepdene Post Office, on Whitehorse Road, opened on 14 July 1913.[4]

Deepdene railway station was on the Outer Circle railway line, which opened on 24 March 1891 and closed to the public on 9 October 1927 due to lack of passengers. The train on this line was known by locals as the "Deepdene Dasher". A documentary called "Melbourne's Forgotten Railway - The Outer Circle" which details the history of the railway line was released in 2014.

The railway line has since been converted into the Outercirle railway anniversary Trail; a walking and cycling path, fitted with informative signs that detail the history of the line. Recently, talks about extending the trail in Camberwell have been underway.[5]

Shops in the period 1959- 1966 included Mrs Gebbie's haberdashery, Lanyon's grocery store (Lanyon obtained a liquor licence in this historically dry area), Kevin Dennis car yard, a classic corner milkbar, a hardware store, a garden landscaping supply business, a commercial bakery.


  • Our Lady of Good Counsel[6]
  • Deepdene Primary School[7]


Deepdene Uniting Cricket Club[8] (known as the "Deeners") and Deepdene Bears Cricket Club are both based in Deepdene. The suburb is also home to the Deepdene Tennis Club.


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Deepdene". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  2. ^ City of Boroondara, Deepdene - our newest suburb, archived from the original on 18 March 2012, retrieved 25 July 2011
  3. ^ Jo, Davy. "Deepdene will not be extended, after proposal rejected". The Weekly Review Boroondara. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  5. ^ "East: Anniversary Outer Circle Trail - Bicycle Network". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  6. ^ Our Lady of Good Counsel
  7. ^ Deepdene Primary School
  8. ^ Deepdene Uniting Cricket Club