St Helena, Victoria
|Population||2,818 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,570/km2 (4,050/sq mi)|
|Area||1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)|
|Location||21 km (13 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Banyule|
St Helena (/ / SAYNT-hə-LEE-nə) is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. At the 2011 Census, St Helena had a population of 2,818.
St Helena was settled by Anthony Beale, who had previously lived on the island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, before migrating to Australia in the 1830s. He eventually purchased land on the Plenty River, including the area that is now known as St Helena.
St Helena today
St Helena is a residential area, with about 3000 residents.
Schools within St Helena are St Helena Secondary College, Glen Katherine Primary School and Holy Trinity Primary School which is actually located in Eltham North.
There are a few medical clinics in St Helena.
- Local government: Beale Ward in the City of Banyule, represented by Cr. Wayne Phillips.
- Victorian State electorate: Eltham, represented by Steve Herbert MLA.
- Federal electorate: Jagajaga, represented by Jenny Macklin MP.
St Helena is represented in basketball by the St Helena Saints Basketball Club, who play in the Diamond Valley Basketball Association. The club trains at St Helena Secondary basketball stadium. There are no other sporting teams that represent St Helena. However, Anthony Beale Reserve, which is in St Helena, is the home ground of the Greensborough Junior Football Club.
- Shire of Diamond Valley - A former local government area of which St Helena was a part