|Population||15,466 (2016 census)|
|• Density||2,308/km2 (5,980/sq mi)|
|Elevation||159 m (522 ft)|
|Area||6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Hume|
Greenvale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2016 Census, Greenvale had a population of 15,466.
Greenvale Post Office originally opened in a rural area on 1 January 1871 and closed in 1969. As the suburb developed the Post Office reopened in 1996.
Greenvale expanded largely in the 1980s and now has two shopping centres, three primary schools, a community centre and two kindergartens. Greenvale has a privately-owned school called Aitken College. Greenvale Reservoir in the north was built in 1973.
Greenvale Sanatorium was built in 1905 primarily for patients in reduced circumstances, which was appropriately isolated from the general public by the Victorian Government under the administration of the Health Department for the treatment of tuberculosis and other diseases. It closed in 1998. There are new house developments that have taken over this site resulting in a friendly environment.
Greenvale's primary schools (Prep-6) include:
- Greenvale Primary School (public)
- Greenvale North West Primary School* (public) opening Term 1, 2021
- St. Carlo Borromeo Primary School (private)
- Aitken College, Prep-12 (private)
Greenvale's secondary schools (7-12) include:
- Greenvale Secondary School* (Public) opening Term 1, 2022
- Kolbe Catholic College (private)
- Aitken College, Prep-12 (Private)
* Interim names, subject to change
The most common ancestries in Greenvale are 19.9% Italian, 13.9% Australian, 11.5% English, 5.9% Turkish and 3.9% Greek. Australian born citizens number 65% of residents. Other common countries of birth were Italy 4.5%, Iraq 3.1, Turkey 2.9%, Sri Lanka 1.7% and India 1.6%. English is the only language spoken at home by 52.8%. Other languages spoken at home included 9% Italian, 7.1% Turkish, 6.7% Arabic, 2.3% Greek and 2.3% Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. The most common responses for religion in Greenvale were 47.2% Roman Catholic, 11.8% Islam, 11.7% No Religion, 6.4% Not stated and 6.1% Eastern Orthodox.
Although positioned only ten minutes from Melbourne Airport, Greenvale has been up until recently known as a semi-rural area, characterised by larger farm holdings to the north of the town centre (past Somerton Road). Three of these farms (the one bordering Aitken College is known as "Hacienda") are now planned for development into a new housing estate. This will continue the trend for Greenvale in undergoing further residential development, with several new estates appearing in the suburb itself and in nearby areas such as Attwood and Bulla. Greenvale is a mixture of old and new development. Older areas are referred to as "The Toorak of the North" (sic) for their grand and stately homes.
Greenvale is home to Living Legends - The International Home of Rest for Champion Horses - located at Woodlands Homestead in Woodlands Historic Park.
Greenvale Lakes is a housing estate located in the suburbs of Roxburgh Park and Greenvale, close to the Greenvale Reservoir. A new school has been built in Greenvale Lakes called Kolbe Catholic College Greenvale Lakes.
Aspect Greenvale is a housing estate located in Greenvale that overlooks the Greenvale Reservoir and the city skyline.
|Climate data for Greenvale Sanatorium|
|Average high °C (°F)||26.2
|Average low °C (°F)||12.0
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||43.8
|Average precipitation days||8.4||7.1||7.8||11.6||13.3||13.6||15.3||15.4||14.5||12.6||11.6||9.5||140.7|
Sport in Greenvale
Greenvale Football Club, an Australian Rules football team, is one of the Essendon District Football League's most successful teams, having won the A Grade premiership twice. Their coach Steve MacPherson is, of 2009, the longest serving coach of any side in the EDFL.
Greenvale also has a soccer club, Greenvale United SC. They currently have teams for Girl's Juniors, Boy's Juniors, Mixed MiniRoos and Men's Seniors. The Seniors took out the 2014 Men's State League 5 North division Title.
Greenvale is serviced by three bus routes:
- 484 - Broadmeadows - Roxburgh Park via Greenvale
- 541 - Broadmeadows - Roxburgh Park (which services Kolbe Catholic College in Greenvale)
- 543 - Greenvale Gardens - Roxburgh Park via Greenvale Village SC
Internet and telecommunication
Telstra has a telephone exchange in Greenvale which provides ADSL and ADSL2+ internet services to Greenvale and surrounding areas such as Yuroke, Attwood and Oaklands Junction. Optus and other providers may use part or all of Telstra's equipment to provide service.
Greenvale is covered by all Australian mobile networks. Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have mobile towers in Greenvale which provide 3G and 4G signal. Fibre to the home/Premise (FTTP/H) provided by OptiComm is now available in new estates.
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- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 10 January 2021
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- Complaints Investigated, The Argus, retrieved 2 June 2013
- "2016 Census QuickStats: Greenvale (Vic.)". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- "Climate statistics for Greenvale Sanatorium". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- Full Points Footy, Greenvale, retrieved 15 April 2009
- Panthers Greenvale United Socer Club
- "Greenvale United win State League title-photos". Archived from the original on 28 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- Men's State League 5 North Football Victoria
- Greenvale Tennis Club
- "484 Broadmeadows - Roxburgh Park via Greenvale". Public Transport Victoria.
- "541 Broadmeadows Station - Craigieburn North (Mt Ridley Rd)". Public Transport Victoria.
- "543 Greenvale Gardens - Roxburgh Park via Greenvale Village SC". Public Transport Victoria.
- Greenvale Lakes website
- Shire of Bulla - the former local government area of which Greenvale was a part
- Aspect Greenvale website
- Living Legends - The International Home of Rest for Champion Horses website