Armadale, Victoria

Armadale is an inner suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Stonnington local government area. Armadale recorded a population of 9,368 at the 2021 census.[1]

Armadale railway station
Armadale is located in Melbourne
Location in metropolitan Melbourne
Coordinates37°51′25″S 145°01′16″E / 37.857°S 145.021°E / -37.857; 145.021Coordinates: 37°51′25″S 145°01′16″E / 37.857°S 145.021°E / -37.857; 145.021
Population9,368 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density4,260/km2 (11,030/sq mi)
Elevation47 m (154 ft)
Area2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location7 km (4 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Stonnington
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Higgins
Suburbs around Armadale:
South Yarra Toorak Malvern
Prahran Armadale Malvern
St Kilda East Caulfield North Caulfield North

The suburb has its own railway station, as well as Toorak railway station, which is also in Armadale. It is bordered by Glenferrie Road to the east, Orrong Road to the west, Malvern Road to the north and Dandenong Road/Princes Highway to the south.


Armadale is named after Armadale, Sutherland in Scotland.[citation needed] This was because one of Armadale notable residents, James Munro, 15th Premier of Victoria, was born in Armadale, Sutherland. Armadale Post Office on High Street opened on 2 October 1884. The Armadale North Post Office, near Toorak Station, opened in 1940.[2]


In the 2016 census, there were 9,054 people in Armadale. 64.5% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 3.3%, India 3.0%, China 2.2%, New Zealand 2.0% and Greece 1.2%. 73.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 2.7%, Mandarin 2.4% and Gujarati 1.1%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 33.5%, Catholic 18.8% and Anglican 14.2%.[3]


The suburb, which borders Toorak, long regarded Melbourne's top suburb, is considered one of Melbourne's premier blue chip areas, with High Street, its main thoroughfare, containing high-end antique and fashion stores and hair salons. Glenferrie Road, a divider between Armadale and neighbouring suburb Malvern, is well known for its shopping and restaurants. Armadale contains and is in close proximity to a number of Melbourne's leading private schools, including Lauriston Girls' School and the King David School. Armadale also contains a number of parks, including Toorak Park, Victory Square Reserve, Armadale Reserve and the Union Street Gardens.

Notable citizensEdit

See alsoEdit

  • City of Malvern – Parts of Armadale were previously within this former local government area.
  • City of Prahran – Parts of Armadale were previously within this former local government area.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Armadale (Vic.) (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2022.  
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Armadale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 September 2017.  
  4. ^ Ovenden, Rebecca (17 November 2007). "Missy Higgins". The Gold Coast Bulletin. News Corporation. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010.

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