Harkness, Victoria

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Harkness Shopping Centre 001.JPG
Shops in Harkness, 2018
Harkness is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°39′15″S 144°32′45″E / 37.65417°S 144.54583°E / -37.65417; 144.54583Coordinates: 37°39′15″S 144°32′45″E / 37.65417°S 144.54583°E / -37.65417; 144.54583
LGA(s)City of Melton
State electorate(s)Melton
Federal Division(s)Gorton
Suburbs around Harkness:
Coimadai Toolern Vale Toolern Vale
Long Forest Harkness Kurunjang
Long Forest Melton West Melton

Harkness is a suburb in the outer west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Melton. The suburb was gazetted by the Office of Geographic Names on 9 February 2017,[1] following a proposal for eleven new suburbs by the City of Melton. The new name officially took effect from 23 August 2017.[2][3]

Prior to the suburb's creation, the area was mostly part of Melton West in addition to a small section of Toolern Vale in the north.

The name "Harkness" was the surname of an early settler, William Scott Harkness who was born in Roxburghshire, Scotland in 1839 and arrived in Melbourne at Port Phillip in 1852. He was the manager of Strathtulloh and a farmer. He died in 1908.[4]


  1. ^ "Locality boundaries". Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ Landy, Samantha (10 February 2017). "Eleven new suburbs to be established in the Melton growth area, west of Melbourne's CBD". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 25 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "New suburbs". City of Melton. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council" (PDF). City of Melton. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2017 – via Victorian Electoral Commission.

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