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City of Maroondah

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for the City of Maroondah is 114,979, with a population density of 18.73 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

The City of Maroondah is located in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, about 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. The City of Maroondah is bounded by the City of Manningham in the north, Yarra Ranges Shire in the east, the City of Knox in the south, and the City of Whitehorse in the west.

Name origin

Maroondah is an Aboriginal word meaning "leaf".

Settlement history

European settlement dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for sheep and cattle grazing, farming and timber-getting. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth through to the 1920s, spurred by the opening of the Melbourne-Lilydale railway line in the 1880s. Land became used more for orchards and market gardens, with some mining and brick-making. Significant development occurred from the post-war years, with rapid growth in the southern suburbs during the 1950s and 1960s. Growth then spread to the northern suburbs, with development of the northern-most areas of Croydon Hills and Warranwood from the 1980s. Gradual population growth continued from the 1990s, with the population of the City increasing from under 88,000 in 1991 to about 102,000 in 2011.

Land use
Land use 15% 75% 11%

Land use

The City of Maroondah is a predominantly residential area, with some commercial, industrial and semi-rural areas, and substantial parklands. The City encompasses a total land area of about 61 square kilometres. Established residential areas are located along the major transport routes and railway lines, while newer residential areas are located in the northern and south-eastern peripheries.


The City of Maroondah is served by the Maroondah Highway and the Belgrave and Lilydale railway lines.

Major features

Major features of the City include Eastland Shopping Centre, Croydon Leisure & Aquatic Centre, Aquanation, Karralyke Centre, Maroondah Art Gallery, Maroondah Federation Estate, Maroondah Hospital, Swinburne TAFE (Croydon Campus), Dorset Public Golf Course (Dorset Golf), Eastwood Golf Club, Ringwood Public Golf Course (Ringwood Golf), Ringwood Lake, Canterbury Gardens, Dorset Recreation Reserve, Eastfield Park, Jubilee Park, Proclamation Park, Quambee Reserve, Ringwood Lake Park, Town Park and Wombolano Park.

Indigenous background

The original inhabitants of the Maroondah area were the Wurundjeri Aboriginal people.

Included areas

The City of Maroondah includes the suburbs of Bayswater North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Croydon South, Heathmont, Kilsyth (part), Kilsyth South, Park Orchards (part), Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North (part), Vermont (part), Warranwood and Wonga Park (part).