Forest Hill, Victoria

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Forest Hill
Forest Hill Chase 3 Level View.JPG
The three levels of Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre
Forest Hill is located in Melbourne
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Location in metropolitan Melbourne
Coordinates 37°50′31″S 145°10′19″E / 37.842°S 145.172°E / -37.842; 145.172Coordinates: 37°50′31″S 145°10′19″E / 37.842°S 145.172°E / -37.842; 145.172
Population 10,052 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,452/km2 (6,350/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3131
Area 4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Location 18 km (11 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Whitehorse
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Forest Hill:
Blackburn Nunawading Mitcham
Blackburn South Forest Hill Vermont
Burwood East Burwood East Vermont South

Forest Hill is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District.[2] Its local government area is the City of Whitehorse. At the 2011 Census, Forest Hill had a population of 10,052. Forest Hill was recently ranked 93rd on Melbourne's most liveable suburb list, which was higher than other nearby popular suburbs such as Bentleigh, Mount Waverley and Glen Waverley.[3]


Forest Hill Post Office opened on 1 March 1874 in the then rural area. It closed in 1895, reopened in 1902 and closed in 1976. The Forest Hills Centre office opened in 1965 shortly after the centre opened and was renamed Forest Hill in 1985.[4]

Fremantle Media's ==T Melbourne production facilities are located on Hawthorn Road Forest Hill,[5] where the soap opera Neighbours is produced.[6]

The Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre includes a number of major retailers, such as Coles, Target, Harris Scarfe, Big W, JB Hi-Fi, Rebel Sport [Aldi Supermarket] Woolworths, Hoyts Cinemas and a number of restaurants. There is also an AMF Tenpin Bowling Centre.

Nunawading Aqualink is located within the suburb,[ Husband Road] containing an indoor, olympic-size swimming pool and children's pool. It also has a football Club The Forest Hill Zebras [Australian Rules Div. 4 Eastern Football Leauge] at the Forest Hill Reserve [Husband Road] , and a cricket club the Forest Hill Zebras [ various Divisions] at Mahoneys Reserve [Mahoneys Road] which also includes Various Soccer clubs including a clinic, a Table Tennis club and the 2nd Tally Ho scouts.

The suburb is primarily made up of low to medium density residential housing.


In the 2011 census the population of Forest Hill was 10,052, approximately 52.9% female and 47.1% male.

The median/average age of the people in Forest Hill is 41 years of age. 60.8% of people living in the suburb of Forest Hill were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.1% China, 2.8% England, 2.6% Malaysia, 2.4% India, 2.2% Vietnam, 1.3% Sri Lanka, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.3% Hong Kong, 1.2% Greece, 1.1% Italy, 0.9% Philippines, 0.7% Singapore, 0.7% Iran, 0.6% Germany.

63.6% of people living in Forest Hill speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.7% Cantonese, 6.4% Mandarin, 3.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.2% Greek, 1.8% Vietnamese, 1.8% Italian, 1.5% Other, 1.0% Hindi, 0.8% Other.

The religious makeup of Forest Hill is 23.9% No religion, 23.1% Catholic, 10.6% Anglican, 7.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.5% Buddhism, 5.3% Uniting Church, 5.3% Eastern Orthodox, 3.1% Baptist, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Hinduism.

The median individual income is $534 per week and the median household income is $1118 per week.

The median rent in Forest Hill is $301 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1800 per month.


Local sport includes many regular events and team sports. The suburb has an Australian Rules football team, the Forest Hill Zebras, competing in the Eastern Football League.[7]


Forest Hill has Just one school Parkmore Primary School however There are other public & private schools very close in adjoining suburbs and within short walking distance. Burwood Heights Primary School, Forest Hill Secondary College, Emaus Catholic College and St. Timothy's Catholic Primary School.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Forest Hill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 August 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Melbourne’s most liveable suburbs ranked". Australian Real estate news. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  5. ^ Global Television Homepage
  6. ^ History of ATV10 Melbourne
  7. ^ Full Point Footy, Eastern Football League, retrieved 21 October 2008