Warranwood, Victoria

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Warranwood is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°46′37″S 145°14′56″E / 37.777°S 145.249°E / -37.777; 145.249Coordinates: 37°46′37″S 145°14′56″E / 37.777°S 145.249°E / -37.777; 145.249
Population4,807 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,717/km2 (4,450/sq mi)
Area2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location25 km (16 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Maroondah
State electorate(s)Warrandyte
Federal Division(s)Menzies
Suburbs around Warranwood:
Warrandyte South Warrandyte South Wonga Park
Ringwood North Warranwood Croydon Hills
Ringwood North Ringwood Croydon

Warranwood 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, Warranwood had a population of 4,807.[1]


Warranwood is adjacent to Warrandyte South and Ringwood; its name is a conjunction of the two words. In 1946,[2] the South Warrandyte Progress Association invited suggestions for a name, as at the time there was no definite name for the locality. At one time, it had been referred to as "Croydon Heights". The choice of "Warranwood" from part-time resident Mrs. J. Harrison of Brysons Road was accepted by postal authorities and the Shire of Lillydale.[3]


Two schools are located in Warranwood; Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School, on Wonga Road and Warranwood Primary School, on Wellington Park Drive.

Warranwood Primary was formerly known as Warrandyte South Primary and relocated from Hall Rd. in Warrandyte South to its current location in Term 2, 1996.

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  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Warranwood". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Why Warranwood?". The Argus. Melbourne. 20 November 1946.
  3. ^ Muriel McGivern (1968). A History of Croydon, Volume Two.