Fairfield, Victoria

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Grandview Hotel, Fairfield.jpg
Grandview Hotel built in 1888
Fairfield is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°47′31″S 145°00′40″E / 37.792°S 145.011°E / -37.792; 145.011Coordinates: 37°47′31″S 145°00′40″E / 37.792°S 145.011°E / -37.792; 145.011
Population6,558 (2016)[1]
 • Density1,929/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Area3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Location6 km (4 mi) from Melbourne
State electorate(s)Northcote
Federal Division(s)Cooper
Suburbs around Fairfield:
Thornbury Thornbury Ivanhoe
Northcote Fairfield Alphington
Clifton Hill Kew Kew

Fairfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km north-east of Melbourne City Centre. Its local government area are the cities of Darebin and Yarra.

Its borders are Grange Road to the east, the Yarra River to the south, Darebin Road to the north and Northcote to the west.

Yarra Bend is a locality in Fairfield.


Fairfield Post Office opened on 21 February 1887.[2] It has since relocated. In 1962, Fairfield was part of the City of Heidelberg. In that year, it and Alphington became part of the City of Northcote, which, in 1994 became part of the City of Darebin.


Fairfield is serviced by the Fairfield railway station, which is on the Hurstbridge line. It is also serviced by bus.

Commerce and culture[edit]

Fairfield is predominantly residential, with a small north-eastern pocket remaining a light industrial area. It also features a three-storey hotel, the Grandview Hotel, completed in 1888. License was granted by the Licensing Court on 15 August 1888.[citation needed]

The Station St shopping district currently has 89 businesses operating within it, with 23 cafes/bars/restaurants and 17 food and wine specialists.[3]

Fairfield has significant Greek and Italian communities, with 10.9% and 10.5% of residents being of those ancestries respectively. There are also strong numbers of Chinese, Dutch, German and Indian residents in the suburb.[4]

Adjacent to the railway station, facing north-east, is the Fairfield Industrial Dog Object, a 6m tall animatronic wooden dog.

St Joseph's Melkite Catholic Church, Fairfield


Sporting clubs[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Fairfield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ http://www.stationstreet.com.au/#
  4. ^ http://profile.id.com.au/darebin/ancestry?WebID=120
  5. ^ Golf Select, Yarra Bend, retrieved 11 May 2009

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