Ripponlea, Victoria

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Ripponlea village.jpg
Edwardian shopfronts at Ripponlea village, Glen Eira Road.
Ripponlea is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°52′48″S 144°59′56″E / 37.88°S 144.999°E / -37.88; 144.999Coordinates: 37°52′48″S 144°59′56″E / 37.88°S 144.999°E / -37.88; 144.999
Population1,576 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density5,300/km2 (13,600/sq mi)
Area0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Location7 km (4 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Port Phillip
State electorate(s)Caulfield
Federal Division(s)Macnamara
Suburbs around Ripponlea:
Balaclava St Kilda East
Elwood Ripponlea Elsternwick
Elwood Brighton Elsternwick

Ripponlea is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, named after the adjoining Rippon Lea Estate. It is 7 km south east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip. At the 2016 Census, Ripponlea had a population of 1,576.[1]

Ripponlea is centred on the intersection of Glen Eira Road and Hotham Street. In terms of its cadastral division, Ripponlea is in the Parish of Prahran, within the County of Bourke.


The suburb is named after Rippon Lea Estate. After the death of Frederick Sargood in 1903, the estate's original owner, some of his property was subdivided to form the current suburb of Ripponlea.

Since 1909, Ripponlea has been the site of Caulfield Grammar School's senior school. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Ripponlea television studios were built in 1954 on land compulsorily acquired from the Rippon Lea Estate, by the Victorian State Government. The studios closed in 2017.


Ripponlea has the Ripponlea railway station, located on the Sandringham Line.


See also[edit]

  • City of St Kilda - the former local government area of which Ripponlea was a part


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ripponlea (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata

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