Ivanhoe, Victoria

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Heidelberg Town Hall 01a.jpg
Ivanhoe Town Hall
Ivanhoe is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°46′13″S 145°02′45″E / 37.7703°S 145.0457°E / -37.7703; 145.0457Coordinates: 37°46′13″S 145°02′45″E / 37.7703°S 145.0457°E / -37.7703; 145.0457
Population12,171 (2016)[1]
 • Density2,386/km2 (6,180/sq mi)
Area5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Location10 km (6 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Banyule
State electorate(s)Ivanhoe
Federal Division(s)Jagajaga
Suburbs around Ivanhoe:
Preston Bellfield Heidelberg
Thornbury Ivanhoe Eaglemont
Alphington Kew East Ivanhoe East
The Boulevard Christmas Lights

Ivanhoe is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. At the 2016 Census, Ivanhoe had a population of 12,171.


Ivanhoe Post Office opened on 1 September 1874. Ivanhoe North Post Office, on Waterdale Road near Banksia Street opened on 17 May 1926. An Ivanhoe West Post Office was open from 1955 until 1988.[2]


The Yarra River forms the southern boundary of the suburb, with a golf course and a narrow riparian strip reserve. Darebin Creek runs along the western boundary of the suburb.

Upper Heidelberg Road Commercial Centre[edit]

Upper Heidelberg Road is the suburb's centre and the location of the former Heidelberg Town Hall, now known as The Centre Ivanhoe. The town hall is a classic 'art-deco' building on top of a hill, with a green neon clockface on a tower. Due to historical considerations, the town hall continues to host Banyule City Council meetings notwithstanding their main offices moving to Greensborough in 2017.[3]


The suburb has two railway stations; Ivanhoe, which is located in the Zone 1 and 2 overlap of the public transport system and Darebin, wholly within Zone 1, is also located in the suburb.


The suburb hosts two elite private schools; Ivanhoe Grammar School, established in 1915 and Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School. It is also home to one of Victoria's oldest state schools, Ivanhoe Primary School, established in 1853.

Sporting clubs[edit]

  • Ivanhoe City Soccer Club est. 2015[4]
  • Ivanhoe Amateur Football Club since 1910
  • Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club est.1964
  • Ivanhoe Knights Basketball Club
  • Ivanhoe Junior Football Club
  • Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Cricket Club
  • West Ivanhoe United Cricket Club
  • East Ivanhoe Saints Cricket Club
  • Ivanhoe Cricket Club
  • Ivanhoe Bowls Club est. 1912 [5]
  • Ivanhoe Golf Course on Vasey Street.[6]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


Hessel, Michelle. (1999) Boulevard of Christmas Dreams <http://www.apapublishing.com.au/articles/56.asp> APA Publishing: 13 December 1999 retrieved 28 November 2005.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ivanhoe (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017-07-03. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ "Banyule Council has finally moved into its 'Taj Mahal' head office". www.banyule.vic.gov.au. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Ivanhoe CIty SC – Ivanhoe CIty SC". www.ivanhoecitysc.com.au. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  5. ^ "Ivanhoe Bowling Club Home page". Ivanhoebowlingclub.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
  6. ^ Golf Select, Ivanhoe, retrieved 11 May 2009
  7. ^ "Cate Blanchett's Childhood Home Goes Under The Hammer".
  8. ^ "Peter Helliar moves closer to Melbourne". Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Peter Helliar moves closer to Melbourne". Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Carol Jerrems: ADB". Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Wilbur Wilde Pty Ltd, Ivanhoe East Melbourne - Party Supplies". Truelocal.com.au. 2013-10-25. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
  12. ^ "Just a pit stop for hit Aussie duo Mim and Liv Nervo". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-31.

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