Essendon West, Victoria

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Essendon West
Maribyrnong river at West Essendon.jpg
View of city skyline and Maribyrnong River at Essendon West
Essendon West is located in Melbourne
Essendon West
Essendon West
Coordinates37°45′18″S 144°52′59″E / 37.755°S 144.883°E / -37.755; 144.883Coordinates: 37°45′18″S 144°52′59″E / 37.755°S 144.883°E / -37.755; 144.883
Population1,439 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Area1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Location10 km (6 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Moonee Valley
State electorate(s)Niddrie
Federal Division(s)Maribyrnong
Suburbs around Essendon West:
Keilor East Niddrie Essendon
Keilor East Essendon West Essendon
Avondale Heights Maribyrnong Aberfeldie

Essendon West is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km north-west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2016 Census, Essendon West had a population of 1,439.[1]

Essendon West is bounded in the west by the Steele Creek, in the north by Rosehill Road, in the east by Afton Street and Hoffmans Road, and in the south by the Maribyrnong River.

Essendon West is primarily residential with a range of housing ranging from inter war Californian Bungalows to post war dwellings to more modern homes.


Essendon West Post Office opened on 1 July 1924.[2]


Essendon West is represented by an Australian Rules football team, Doutta Stars, playing in the Essendon District Football League. Its home ground lies in neighbouring Essendon.[3]

See also[edit]

  • City of Keilor - the former local government area of which Essendon West was a part


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Essendon West". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 28 July 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 13 April 2021
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Doutta Stars, retrieved 15 April 2009 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)