Mickleham, Victoria

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Mickleham 2 aerial.jpg
Mickleham from the northwest
Mickleham is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°33′43″S 144°52′26″E / 37.562°S 144.874°E / -37.562; 144.874Coordinates: 37°33′43″S 144°52′26″E / 37.562°S 144.874°E / -37.562; 144.874
Population17,452 (2021 census)[1]
Location29 km (18 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Hume
State electorate(s)Kalkallo
Federal division(s)Calwell
Suburbs around Mickleham:
Clarkefield Beveridge Kalkallo
Yuroke Mickleham Craigieburn
Wildwood Craigieburn Craigieburn

Mickleham is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 29 km (18 mi) north of Melbourne's central business district, located within the City of Hume local government area and beyond the Urban Growth Boundary.[2] Mickleham recorded a population of 17,452 at the 2021 census,[1] compared to 3,142 at the 2016 census.[3] In 2018, it was covered by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as Australia's fastest-growing suburb.[4]

The number of dwellings in Mickleham is forecast to grow from 1,090 in 2016 to 8,221 in 2026 with an estimated population of 14,210.[5]

Mickleham is located north of Yuroke, on Mickleham Road.


Mickleham Post Office opened on 1 February 1862 and closed in 1967. To the west of the locality a Konagaderrer office opened in 1913 as settlement took place along Deep Creek but closed in 1920. This area is now known as Konagaderra Springs.[6]


Currently there are 7 estates under development in Mickleham with plans of housing, schools, child care, huge city centre and a business park on Donnybrook Road between Mickleham Road and Hume Fwy. These estates are Trijena, Botanical, Merrifield, The Woods, Annadale, Waratah and already developed Trillium.

Mickleham has a primary school which is located at the corner of Mickleham Road and Mount Ridley Road. Next to the primary school is the community centre and tennis courts.

Mickleham also has a P-12 grammar school on Mount Ridley Road named Hume Anglican Grammar School. It is co-educational and features two basketball/tennis courts, a soccer pitch and an Australian rules football ground.

Mickleham also has an Islamic school named Darul Ulum Academy, that will be open for primary level education in 2022 and secondary level education in the future. It is a campus of the biggest Islamic school in Victoria, the Darul Ulum College of Victoria[1].

The town also hosts Mickleham Post Entry Quarantine Facility, the quarantine facility for all animals and plants entering the country, which must be placed in quarantine according to Australian quarantine regulations.[7][8] The quarantine facility is located on Donnybrook Road, close to the Hume Freeway.


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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Mickleham (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Urban Growth Boundary map Archived 5 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mickleham (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ Burin, Margaret; Park, Andy (16 October 2018). "What's it like to live in our fastest-growing suburb?". ABC News. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Mickleham Population, households and dwellings". idcommunity: demongraphic resources. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  6. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 28 March 2021
  7. ^ "Australian Post Entry Quarantine Facilities". agriculture.gov.au. Retrieved 22 October 2019. Government operated cat and dog post entry quarantine services are provided in Mickleham, in Melbourne, Victoria.
  8. ^ "Post entry quarantine facility". agriculture.gov.au. Retrieved 22 October 2019.

External links[edit]

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