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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Bulleen is 11,430, with a population density of 17.19 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Bulleen is bounded by the Yarra River in the north and west, Sheahans Road, Morang Avenue, Pleasant Road, Russell Street, Gisborne Street, Rose Avenue, Tasker Street, Thompsons Road, Manningham Road and Ayr Street in the east, and Willow Bend, the Eastern Freeway and Koonung Creek in the south.

Name origin

Bulleen is named from an Aboriginal word "Bolin Bolin", a name for a billabong on the Yarra River.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for dairy farming. Isolation from public transport and difficult river crossings hindered development until the 1930s. Residential subdivision and development gained momentum by the 1950s and continued into the 1980s. The population increased slightly between 1996 and 2001, largely from the redevelopment of the former Glen Iris Brickworks. The population fluctuated slightly between 2001 and 2011, a result of small changes in dwelling stock and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Bulleen is an established residential and parkland area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Freeway Public Golf Course, Yarra Valley Country Club, Bulleen Plaza Shopping Centre, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Carey Sports Complex, Trinity Grammar School Sporting Complex, Bolin Bolin Billabong, Banksia Park, Bulleen Park, Harold Reserve, Koonung Reserve, Sheahans Road Reserve, Yarraleen/Morris Williams Reserve and a number of schools.