Hillside, Victoria

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Hillside
MelbourneVictoria
Hillside Vic aerial.jpg
Aerial view of Hillside from north west
Hillside is located in Melbourne
Hillside
Hillside
Coordinates37°41′13″S 144°44′35″E / 37.687°S 144.743°E / -37.687; 144.743Coordinates: 37°41′13″S 144°44′35″E / 37.687°S 144.743°E / -37.687; 144.743
Population17,056 (2016)[1]
 • Density2,106/km2 (5,450/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3037
Area8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Location23 km (14 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)Sydenham
Federal Division(s)Gorton
Suburbs around Hillside:
Plumpton Diggers Rest Calder Park
Plumpton Hillside Sydenham
Caroline Springs Taylors Hill

Hillside is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 km north-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Brimbank and Melton local government areas. Hillside recorded a population of 17,056 at the 2016 Census. There is another Hillside in Victoria, a small rural district near Bairnsdale.

The suburb was previously known as Sydenham, however its name was changed to Hillside approximately 18 years ago.[clarification needed]. It has estates with names of Cypress Rise, Banchory Grove, Parkwood Green, Bellevue Hill, Sugargum Estate, Hillside 2000 and Regency Rise. A large water tower (known as "The Golf Ball" by locals) exists in the estate of The Bellevue, which can be seen from several kilometres around and, along with the large radio transmission towers in nearby Delahey, is a major landmark of the outer north-western suburban area.

The streets of Hillside are lined with plane trees, which were planted during the farming days of Hillside. The terrain has a slight slope going up the main street.

Sport[edit]

Sydenham Hillside Football Club, an Australian rules football team, competes in the Essendon District Football League.[2]

See also[edit]

  • City of Keilor - Hillside was previously within this former local government area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hillside (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Full Points Footy, Sydenham Hillside, retrieved 15 April 2009