Keilor East, Victoria

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Keilor East
Keilor East is located in Melbourne
Keilor East
Keilor East
Coordinates37°44′30″S 144°51′47″E / 37.74167°S 144.86306°E / -37.74167; 144.86306Coordinates: 37°44′30″S 144°51′47″E / 37.74167°S 144.86306°E / -37.74167; 144.86306
Population14,514 (2016)[1]
 • Density1,528/km2 (3,957/sq mi)
Area9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Location13 km (8 mi) from Melbourne
State electorate(s)Niddrie
Federal Division(s)Maribyrnong
Suburbs around Keilor East:
Keilor Keilor Park Airport West
Kealba Keilor East Niddrie
Sunshine North Avondale Heights Essendon West

Keilor East is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 13 km north-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Brimbank and Moonee Valley local government areas. Keilor East recorded a population of 14,514 at the 2016 Census.

Keilor East is bounded in the west by the Maribyrnong River in the City of Brimbank, in the north by the Calder Freeway, in the east by Hoffmans Road, and in the south by Buckley Street, Steele Creek and Rosehill Road.


Keilor East Post Office opened on 1 July 1947. This was renamed Niddrie in 1956, and a new Keilor East office opened in November 1957. Lincolnville Post Office on McFarlane Street opened in 1964 and closed in 1988.[2]

Keilor East was previously located in the former City of Keilor, though now sits partially in the City of Brimbank (west of the Albion-Jacana railway line) and the remainder in the City of Moonee Valley (east of the Albion-Jacana railway line).


Keilor East contains the Milleara Shopping Centre (previously named and still commonly known as Milleara Mall), on the corner of Milleara Road and Buckley Street, as well as the small Centreway Shopping Centre and Dinah Parade shopping strip.

Centreway Shopping Centre's claim to fame is that it was, the home of the original JB Hi-Fi store founded by John Barbuto.[citation needed]


East Keilor is served by five bus routes:

A Keilor East station is a proposed station on proposed Melbourne Airport line.[citation needed] If this line goes ahead it will run along the existing Albion-Jacana railway line from Albion Station, through the suburbs of Sunshine North and Keilor East before branching off towards Melbourne Airport.

Large parts of the suburb are under the flight path of nearby Melbourne Airport which is curfew-free.


Keilor East has a public primary school, Keilor Heights Primary School, St. Peters School, a private primary school, a campus of the public secondary school Essendon Keilor College, and the senior campus of the private Uniting Church school Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.

Keilor East had many more schools in the 1980s and 1990s, such as Lincolnville Primary School, Keilor South Primary School and Overland Primary School. Lincolnville and Keilor South merged in 1988 to form Rosehill Park Primary School (on the former Keilor South Primary School site). At the end of 1993, Rosehill Park and Overland were forced to close down by the State Liberal Government of Jeff Kennett, with Keilor Heights absorbing most of their students.

Notable people from Keilor East[edit]

Sporting facilities[edit]

See also[edit]

  • City of Keilor – Keilor East was previously within this former local government area.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Keilor East (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 21 July 2013
  3. ^ "406 Keilor East - Footscray via Avondale Heights and Maribyrnong". Public Transport Victoria.
  4. ^ "407 Highpoint SC - Avondale Heights via Maribyrnong". Public Transport Victoria.
  5. ^ "465 Essendon Station - Keilor Park via East Keilor". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. ^ "469 Moonee Ponds - Keilor East via Strathmore". Public Transport Victoria.
  7. ^ "903 Altona - Mordialloc (SMARTBUS Service)". Public Transport Victoria.
  8. ^ Full Points Footy, East Keilor, retrieved 15 April 2009
  9. ^ "East Keilor Leisure Centre". Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2008.