Drumcondra, Victoria

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The Esplanade, Drumcondra in 1927. The railway roundhouse at the Geelong West locomotive depot is visible in the background.
Drumcondra is located in City of Greater Geelong
Coordinates38°07′55″S 144°21′14″E / 38.132°S 144.354°E / -38.132; 144.354Coordinates: 38°07′55″S 144°21′14″E / 38.132°S 144.354°E / -38.132; 144.354
Population560 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Area0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s)Lara
Federal division(s)Corio
Suburbs around Drumcondra:
North Geelong Rippleside Corio Bay
North Geelong Drumcondra Corio Bay
Geelong West Geelong CBD Corio Bay

Drumcondra is a wealthy residential bayside suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, overlooking Corio Bay. It is the smallest suburb in Geelong and one of the smallest in Victoria. It was named after Drumcondra, which is an inner suburb of Dublin, Ireland. At the 2016 census, Drumcondra had a population of 560.[1]

Its boundaries are the Melbourne Road, Glenleith Avenue, The Esplanade and Bell Parade. It is classified as a "block" with its main road being Beach Parade, with only 9 streets in total and around 200 houses. Some of Geelong's most-prized and valuable real estate is located along here.[2]

The area was established with the first house built on the site of 5 Glenleith Avenue in April 1912. The houses then were continued to be built on that street in that year, making 2012 their 100th anniversary.

The mansion Lunan House is located in the suburb, built of Barrabool sandstone for wool merchant James Strahan in 1849. In later years it became a teachers college, before being converted back to a private house. The house is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Drumcondra (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Drumcondra". City of Greater Geelong. www.geelongcity.vic.gov.au. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Lunan House (H0673)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 2014-03-26.

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