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, 20 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]

Donvale is named after the two roads that border the suburb. Doncaster Road and Springvale Road.[3]


Hillcrest Reserve and the Eastlink Melba Tunnel in Donvale. January 2020.

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 who live/have lived in Donvale[edit]

Points of Interest and Historical significance[edit]


The suburb has two Australian Rules football teams. The first is the Donvale Magpies, competing in the Eastern Football League.[4] The second is the Donvale Crusaders, who compete in the Saturday Football League. However, their home ground is shard with the Mitcham Eagles Football Club, at Heatherdale Reserve, Mitcham, Victoria.[5]

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
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  4. ^ Full Point Footy, Donvale, retrieved 21 October 2008
  5. ^ "Club Information - Donvale Crusaders". Retrieved 2 June 2020.