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Edwardian shopfronts at Ripponlea village, Glen Eira Road. The Mayor's office, which doubles as a barber's shop, can be seen at far right.
Rippon Lea Estate from the front lawn
|Population||1,576 (2016 census)|
|• Density||5,300/km2 ( 13,600/sq mi)|
|Area||0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Port Phillip|
|Federal Division(s)||Melbourne Ports|
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 2011 Census, Ripponlea had a population of 1,478.
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.
- City of St Kilda - the former local government area of which Ripponlea was a part