Delahey, Victoria

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Delahey is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°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
Population8,339 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,320/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Area3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Location20 km (12 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Brimbank
State electorate(s)Sydenham
Federal Division(s)Fraser
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, located within the City of Brimbank local government area. Delahey recorded a population of 8,339 at the 2016 Census.[1]


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 his parents and siblings 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 - Delahey was previously within this former local government area.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Delahey (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ City of Brimbank Community Profile. Retrieved 8 July 2007