Ringwood East, Victoria

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Ringwood East
Ringwood East is located in Melbourne
Ringwood East
Ringwood East
Coordinates37°49′05″S 145°15′07″E / 37.818°S 145.252°E / -37.818; 145.252Coordinates: 37°49′05″S 145°15′07″E / 37.818°S 145.252°E / -37.818; 145.252
Population10,265 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,095/km2 (5,430/sq mi)
Area4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Location25 km (16 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Maroondah
State electorate(s)Ringwood
Federal Division(s)Deakin
Suburbs around Ringwood East:
Ringwood Croydon
Ringwood Ringwood East Croydon South
Heathmont Bayswater North

Ringwood East is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Maroondah. At the 2016 Census, Ringwood East had a population of 10,265, with a median age of 39.[1]

It is located in the "Green Belt" of Melbourne, with much of the native vegetation and wildlife preserved in areas such as Wombalono Park and its surrounding suburban streets.

The access to high performing public schools, such as Ringwood Secondary College, as well as renowned private schools Tintern Girls Grammar and Aquinas College, is leading to high demand for housing in Ringwood East. The area is now being seen as a real life-style option by people who may have previously looked to areas, such as Balwyn and Camberwell, for quality schools.

Ringwood East has its own railway station and is a Zone 2 station on the Lilydale railway line.

Ringwood East Post Office opened around 1902, in what was then a rural area, before the railway station opened in 1925.[2]

Burnt Bridge[edit]

Burnt Bridge is a locality within the suburb of Ringwood East. It is named after the Burnt Bridge Hotel, which was operated by Elizabeth Moore and Lucy Dawson as early as the 1840s and was located along the Lilydale Trail, near the present day junction of Maroondah Highway, Old Lilydale Road and Beaufort Roads.[citation needed] At the time of the hotel's existence, the area was grazing land. Hotels in these times usually began as shanties, selling coffee to passing coaches, before gaining their liquor licences.

Although some historians have speculated that the name is derived from the Scottish word 'burn', meaning 'stream', it is more popularly believed to be derived from a canvas toll bridge in the area, which was burnt down. The hotel was also known to locals as 'The Blazing Stump'.

The shopping precinct serves residents from both sides of Maroondah Highway and from as far as Mount Dandenong Road. Burnt Bridge has a post office, pharmacy, supermarket, bakeries, cafe and takeaways.

Sporting clubs[edit]

The suburb has an Australian Rules football team, the East Ringwood Roos, competing in the Eastern Football League.[3]

They are based at the reserve located on the corner of Mount Dandenong Road and Dublin Road but used to play on a field which is now the site of Maroondah Hospital. The East Ringwood Cricket Club and Tennis Club are also based at the reserve.


Secondary schools[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

  • Eastwood Primary School

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ringwood East (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 July 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Eastern Football League". Full Point Footy. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2008.

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