Delahey, Victoria

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Delahey is located in Melbourne
Coordinates 37°43′08″S 144°46′37″E / 37.719°S 144.777°E / -37.719; 144.777Coordinates: 37°43′08″S 144°46′37″E / 37.719°S 144.777°E / -37.719; 144.777
Population 8,443 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,350/km2 (6,070/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3037
Area 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Location 20 km (12 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Brimbank
State electorate(s) Sydenham
Federal Division(s) Gorton
Suburbs around Delahey:
Sydenham Sydenham Taylors Lakes
Taylors Hill Delahey Keilor Downs
Burnside Kings Park St Albans

Delahey is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Delahey had a population of 8,443.

Delahey originally contained several farming properties. The Government acquired the land in the mid-to-late 1980s[2] for re-subdivision as mostly residential properties. The suburb is named after William Delahey, who whilst still a baby had arrived from Ireland with siblings and parents Henry Delahey and Mary (née Dodd) in June 1840. Mr. William Delahey had been connected with the Keilor Shire Council for eighteen years and was elected as president during the year 1882–83. The suburb's name was formally adopted in 1994.

Delahey is the home of the transmitter for the major Melbourne station of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 774 ABC Melbourne, with its 215-metre (705 ft) high guyed transmitter mast.

See also[edit]

  • City of Keilor - the former local government area of which Delahey was a part


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Delahey (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ City of Brimbank Community Profile. Retrieved 8 July 2007