Donnybrook, Victoria

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Donnybrook is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°32′35″S 144°58′34″E / 37.543°S 144.976°E / -37.543; 144.976Coordinates: 37°32′35″S 144°58′34″E / 37.543°S 144.976°E / -37.543; 144.976
Population169 (2016)[1]
LGA(s)City of Whittlesea
State electorate(s)Yan Yean
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Localities around Donnybrook:
Beveridge Beveridge Eden Park
Kalkallo Donnybrook Woodstock
Craigieburn Wollert Wollert

Donnybrook is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km north of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Whittlesea. It is bounded to the west by Merri Creek and in the east by Darebin Creek. At the 2016 Census, Donnybrook had a population of 169.

The town consists of a railway station, general store, pub, spa and a small number of houses.

Future residential and commercial development[edit]

The Donnybrook area has a number of future development initiatives. These include:

  • Donnybrook and Woodside Precinct Structure Plan: 37,300 to 44,700 residents[2]
  • English Street Precinct Structure Plan: 2,900 to 3,400 residents[3]
  • Northern Quarries Area: 5,600 to 6,800 residents[4]


The town was likely named after the Donnybrook Parish in Dublin.[5]

Kinlochewe Post Office opened in 1850 along the Hume Highway; it was known as Donnybrook from 1854 until 1874 and was then renamed Kalkallo.

The railway line was open in 1872 and the station and new village were named Donnybrook. Donnybrook Post Office opened in 1889.[6]

Books on Donnybrook[edit]

Jones, Michael Nature's Plenty: a history of the City of Whittlesea, Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin, 1992 ISBN 1863730761[7]


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