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Campbellfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2016 Census, Campbellfield had a population of 5,056.

Campbellfield
MelbourneVictoria
Campbellfield is located in Melbourne
Campbellfield
Campbellfield
Coordinates 37°40′23″S 144°57′25″E / 37.673°S 144.957°E / -37.673; 144.957Coordinates: 37°40′23″S 144°57′25″E / 37.673°S 144.957°E / -37.673; 144.957
Population 5,056 (2016)[1]
 • Density 407.7/km2 (1,056/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3061
Area 12.4 km2 (4.8 sq mi)
Location 16 km (10 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Hume
State electorate(s) Broadmeadows
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Campbellfield:
Roxburgh Park Somerton Epping
Coolaroo, Dallas Campbellfield Lalor
Broadmeadows Fawkner Thomastown

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HistoryEdit

The first Broadmeadows Post Office was open briefly in 1854 in Campbellfield. It reopened on 1 June 1856 and closed in 1893, replaced by the Campbellfield Railway Station office. This, in turn, was renamed Campbellfield around 1903.[2]

Campbellfield is home to Victoria's oldest church in east Broadmeadows. The Scots church was built on Sydney Road in 1842, and replaced by the present blue stone structure in 1855. It was placed on the National Estate and Victorian Heritage Register, and has been an icon of Victorian history.

TodayEdit

Campbellfield was home to the Ford Australia's Broadmeadows Assembly factory on Sydney Road. Built in 1959, it is where the Falcon and Territory models were last manufactured in Australia. The Ford factory closed in October 2016 with the loss of 650 jobs.[3]

Campbellfield is a mixed residential and industrial/business suburb, with various industrial areas and business parks around the suburb. In 2011/2012 it was listed in the top four of Melbourne's most crime-ridden suburbs, and bottom 5 of Melbourne's most livable suburbs.[4][5]

The suburb has one public school (Campbellfield Heights Primary School). There are currently no private or high schools.

Campbellfield has a strip of shops on Barry Road known as Fordgate and a shopping plaza on Sydney Road.

Merlynston Creek has its source in National Boulevard Nature Reserve in Campbellfield just north of the Ford plant and next to the disused single track railway line.

TransportEdit

The Broadmeadows Bus co is located in Campbellfield. Bus routes 530, 531, 532, 538, 540, and 902 service the area.

Railway stations that are nearest to Campbellfield are Upfield station on the Upfield line, located in nearby Upfield, and Broadmeadows station, on the Craigieburn line. Campbellfield once had a railway station, however it closed in 1956 for the newly formed Upfield Station, which was located in a position more accessible to the community.

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