Donvale, Victoria

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Donvale is located in Melbourne
Coordinates 37°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
Population 11,795 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 929/km2 (2,405/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3111
Area 12.7 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Location 19 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 2011 Census, Donvale had a population of 11,795.

A major Melbourne road, Springvale Road, ends in Donvale.


Donvale Post Office opened on 16 September 1929 and closed in 1972. It now houses the Donvale Historical Society [2]


In the 2011 census the population of Donvale was 11,795, approximately 51.5% female and 48.5% male.

The median/average age of the people in Donvale is 42 years of age.

68.5% of people living in the suburb of Donvale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.2% China, 3.1% England, 2.3% Malaysia, 2.1% Hong Kong, 1.9% Italy, 1.3% South Africa, 1.0% Greece, 0.9% India, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.8% Germany, 0.7% Singapore, 0.7% Iran, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Egypt.

71.3% of people living in Donvale speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.7% Cantonese, 3.7% Italian, 3.5% Greek, 3.4% Mandarin, 2.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.5% Other, 1.2% Arabic, 0.8% Persian, 0.6% German.

The religious makeup of Donvale is 26.2% Catholic, 21.9% No religion, 12.2% Anglican, 7.1% Eastern Orthodox, 6.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.6% Uniting Church, 3.5% Baptist, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.7% Buddhism, 2.5% Christian, nfd.


  • Carey Junior Campus Donvale
  • Donvale Christian College
  • Donvale Primary School
  • Heatherwood School
  • Our Lady of the Pines Parish Primary School
  • Whitefriars College
  • Donvale High School - Merged with Mullauna College in 1989.
  • Mullauna College - Formed in 1989 (technically located in Mitcham).


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. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Donvale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 July 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Full Point Footy, Donvale, retrieved 21 October 2008