Essendon Fields, Victoria

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Essendon Fields
Essendon Fields Shopping Centre.jpg
Essendon Fields Shopping Centre
Essendon Fields is located in Melbourne
Essendon Fields
Essendon Fields
Coordinates37°43′41″S 144°54′00″E / 37.728°S 144.900°E / -37.728; 144.900Coordinates: 37°43′41″S 144°54′00″E / 37.728°S 144.900°E / -37.728; 144.900
Population0 (2021 census)[1]
Established14 August 2008
Location11 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Moonee Valley
State electorate(s)Essendon
Federal division(s)Maribyrnong
Suburbs around Essendon Fields:
Airport West Strathmore Heights Strathmore
Airport West Essendon Fields Strathmore
Airport West Essendon North Strathmore

Essendon Fields is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km (6.8 mi) north-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Moonee Valley local government area. Essendon Fields recorded no population at the 2021 census.[1]

Essendon Fields comprises the Essendon Airport and surrounding commercial areas. The suburb was formally gazetted on 14 August 2008 under the Geographic Place Names Act.[2]

On 21 February 2017 just before 9am, a Beechcraft Super King Air on a passenger charter flight bound for King Island, Tasmania crashed into the nearby DFO shopping centre shortly after takeoff from nearby Essendon Airport. All 5 people aboard the flight were killed. As the shopping centre had not opened yet, only staff were at the centre, all of whom were accounted for. The incident was the worst aviation accident in Victoria for 30 years.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Essendon Fields (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 July 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Benson, Eugene (26 August 2008). "New post code Essendon Fields gets nod". Moonee Valley Community News. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2008.

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