Donvale, Victoria

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Donvale is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°47′49″S 145°10′30″E / 37.797°S 145.175°E / -37.797; 145.175Coordinates: 37°47′49″S 145°10′30″E / 37.797°S 145.175°E / -37.797; 145.175
Population12,347 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density972/km2 (2,518/sq mi)
Area12.7 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Location19 km (12 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Manningham
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Menzies
Suburbs around Donvale:
Warrandyte Warrandyte Park Orchards
Doncaster East Donvale Ringwood North
Blackburn North Nunawading Mitcham

Donvale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Manningham. At the 2016 Census, Donvale had a population of 12,347.[1]


Donvale Post Office opened on 16 September 1929 and closed in 1972. It now houses the Donvale Historical Society [2] One of the first houses built in Donvale in the early 60s was 'Möller House' at 37 Craig Road. Many notable people have visited Möller House over the years such as actors, artists, entrepreneurs and government officials including former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser during the 1970s. A music video for Australian Rock Band Space Like Alice was also filmed at Möller House.


In the 2016 census the population of Donvale was 12,347. Of this population 52.3% were female and 47.7% were male. The median/average age of the population was is 44 years of age.[1]

Nearly two-thirds (63.4%) of people living in Donvale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were China 5.6%, Malaysia 3.1%, England, 2.8%, Hong Kong 2.1% and Italy 1.6%.[1]

Two-thirds (66.1%) of people living in Donvale speak English only. The other top languages spoken were Mandarin 6.3%, Cantonese 6.1%, Italian 3.1%, Greek 2.9% and Persian 1.4%.[1]

In terms of religious affiliation, 29.3% indicated no religion, 22.6% indicated Catholic, 8.6% indicated Anglican, 7.9% did not state a religion and 5.9% indicated Eastern Orthodox.[1]


Notable people[edit]


The suburb has an Australian Rules football team, The Donvale Magpies, competing in the Eastern Football League.[3]

Donvale also has an indoor sports centre, with a gymnasium, complete with a sprung floor and a foam pit. The centre also has two basketball courts, which are played on every Saturday by the children in the Doncaster District Primary School Basketball Association.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "2016 QuickStats Donvale". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ Full Point Footy, Donvale, retrieved 21 October 2008