Kooyong, Victoria

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This article is about a suburb in Melbourne. For an electoral division in the Australian House of Representatives, see Division of Kooyong.
Kooyong is located in Melbourne
Coordinates 37°50′31″S 145°2′6″E / 37.84194°S 145.03500°E / -37.84194; 145.03500Coordinates: 37°50′31″S 145°2′6″E / 37.84194°S 145.03500°E / -37.84194; 145.03500
Population 803 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,610/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3144
Area 0.5 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Stonnington
State electorate(s) Malvern
Federal Division(s) Higgins
Suburbs around Kooyong:
Hawthorn Hawthorn Hawthorn East
Toorak Kooyong Hawthorn East
Toorak Malvern Glen Iris

Kooyong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District and is considered the birthplace and 'spiritual home of Australian tennis'[citation needed]. Its local government area is the City of Stonnington. At the 2011 Census, Kooyong had a population of 803.

Kooyong takes its name from Kooyong Koot Creek, which was the original name given to Gardiners Creek by the government surveyor, Robert Hoddle, in 1837. It is thought that the name derives from an Aboriginal word meaning camp or resting place, or haunt of the wild fowl.[2] It is best known for being the site of Kooyong Stadium.


Kooyong Post Office opened on 18 March 1912.[3]


The suburb is serviced by the Kooyong railway station, as well as tram route 16.

See also[edit]

  • City of Malvern - the former local government area of which Kooyong was a part


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kooyong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Monash University. "Kooyong". Australian Places. Archived from the original on 25 August 2006. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.