Eltham North, Victoria

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Eltham North
MelbourneVictoria
Eltham North is located in Melbourne
Eltham North
Eltham North
Coordinates37°41′53″S 145°08′38″E / 37.698°S 145.144°E / -37.698; 145.144Coordinates: 37°41′53″S 145°08′38″E / 37.698°S 145.144°E / -37.698; 145.144
Population6,805 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s)3095
Location21 km (13 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)Eltham
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Eltham North:
St Helena Diamond Creek Kangaroo Ground
Greensborough Eltham North Research
Briar Hill Eltham Research

Eltham North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule and the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Eltham North had a population of 6,805.

Eltham North is a residential suburb 20 km north-east of central Melbourne. Originally an outlying rural part of Eltham, it became a separate locality with the opening of the Eltham North Primary School in 1925[2]. At that time the locality was known as Glen Park, and the name was recorded in street directories until the 1960s. Nevertheless, the postal district was Eltham North.

Diamond Creek separates Eltham North from Eltham and was the dividing boundary between municipalities. Eltham North was thus in Heidelberg city and, from 1964, in Diamond Valley Shire. In 2001 Eltham North's western boundary moved from Ryans Road into St Helena. As a result, Eltham North has St Helena secondary college within its boundary.

The State primary school (538 pupils, 2014) is in the east of the suburb, adjacent to the Glen Park Gospel Hall and local shops. There is a kindergarten in Glen Park Road. Eltham North has numerous bushland reserves and playgrounds. Its census populations have been:

History[edit]

Eltham North Post Office opened around 1934 and closed in 1966.[3]

The graveyard was founded by Glen and Katherine for whom which the local Glen Katherine Primary school is named.

Eltham North, once known as Northern Eltham, was renamed in 1934 to Eltham North by The Mayor at the time, "Jenny Craig".

Today[edit]

Eltham North shares the same postcode as Eltham (3095).

The suburb is home to the North Eltham Wanderers Cricket Club, the Eltham Redbacks Football Club[4], and the Eltham North Jets Basketball Club.

The other schools within Eltham North include Glen Katherine Primary School, St. Helena Secondary College, Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School and Eltham North Primary School.

Public Library facilities are provided by Yarra Plenty Regional Library. The nearest libraries are at Diamond Valley Library, Greensborough and Eltham.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Eltham North (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Eltham North Primary School: a short history". Eltham North Primary School. 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  4. ^ "Our Club – Eltham Redbacks Football Club". Retrieved 21 May 2019.