Keilor Downs, Victoria

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Keilor Downs
MelbourneVictoria
Keilor Downs is located in Melbourne
Keilor Downs
Keilor Downs
Coordinates37°43′19″S 144°48′11″E / 37.722°S 144.803°E / -37.722; 144.803Coordinates: 37°43′19″S 144°48′11″E / 37.722°S 144.803°E / -37.722; 144.803
Population9,995 (2016)[1]
 • Density2,127/km2 (5,510/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3038
Area4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Location17 km (11 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Brimbank
State electorate(s)St Albans
Federal Division(s)Calwell
Suburbs around Keilor Downs:
Sydenham Taylors Lakes Keilor
Delahey Keilor Downs Keilor
St Albans St Albans Kealba

Keilor Downs is a suburb 17 km north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located within the City of Brimbank local government area. Keilor Downs recorded a population of 9,995 at the 2016 Census.

History[edit]

Keilor Downs Post Office opened on 14 May 1990 as the suburb developed.[2]

Keilor Downs is believed to have once had a large Aboriginal settlement which dissipated after European settlement. See the entry for Keilor for history pertaining to the Keilor Downs and Keilor Plains region or contact the Keilor Historical Society.

Today[edit]

The suburbs main shopping centre is Keilor Shopping Centre previously known as Centro Keilor prior to 2013. The suburb is home to the Brimbank Leisure Centre (gym, indoor/outdoor pools, etc.), Keilor Downs Police Station and a community centre. There are also several schools, child care centres, churches and parks in the area.

Sport[edit]

The local football teams are Green Gully Cavaliers who play in the Victorian Premier League, Keilor Wolves who compete in Men's Metropolitan League North-West and Keilor Park SC who play in Men's State League Div 3 North-West.

Public transport[edit]

The nearest railway station is Keilor Plains. Typically it takes around 27 minutes for a train trip to the CBD.

The bus routes through Keilor Downs are the 421 and the 419, which both depart from St Albans Station and terminate at Watergardens Station in Taylors Lakes.

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Keilor Downs (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008

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