Area Profile

The City Of Whitehorse is located between 12-22 kilometres east of Melbourne CBD and comprises the suburbs of Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood (part), Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading, Surrey Hills (part), Vermont and Vermont South. The area is bounded by the City of Manningham in the north, the Cities of Maroondah and Knox in the east, the City of Monash in the south, and the City of Boroondara in the West.

The locale is sought out by Owner-Occupiers, Investors and Tenants for the many attractive lifestyle conveniences offered. These include excellent public transport, education facilities, medical, and an abundance of shopping, recreational and sporting amenities. Green space and tree canopies are bountiful with the City of Whitehorse boasting approximately 170 playgrounds and 300 parks. Also served by a host of recreational facilities and well-established sporting clubs, it’s an idyllic setting for families and for those who enjoy keeping active. Box Hill is well known for its concentration of Asian cuisine and speciality shopping in and around the Box Hill Centro shopping hub.

The diversity of housing choices available from units through to houses, both period and contemporary, along with good stocks of student accommodation allows residents to stay and move within the area as their needs change. This contributes to the strong sense of community contained within each suburb.


The municipality’s major transport hub is located in the heart of Box Hill. Conveniently integrated into Box Hill Centro Shopping Centre is Box Hill Railway Station, along with a large bus terminus providing linkages throughout the eastern suburbs. Tram route 109 is another excellent option, running from Whitehorse Road through to Port Melbourne via the City.


The City of Whitehorse offers a wide choice of schools served by 22 Government and 15 Independent Primary Schools, seven Government and six Independent secondary schools along with five special education schools.
Melbourne’s prestigious private school belt is located in the adjacent suburbs of Kew and Camberwell.

The Box Hill Institute of TAFE is situated in the heart of Box Hill. There are excellent public transport links to Deakin University, Swinburne University, Monash University, RMIT and Melbourne University.

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