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Coolaroo is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 km north of the Melbourne CBD. Its local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2016 Census, Coolaroo had a population of 3,191.

Coolaroo is located in Melbourne
Coordinates 37°39′25″S 144°55′37″E / 37.657°S 144.927°E / -37.657; 144.927Coordinates: 37°39′25″S 144°55′37″E / 37.657°S 144.927°E / -37.657; 144.927
Population 3,191 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 1,060/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3048 (the same as Meadow Heights)
Area 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 19 km (12 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Hume
State electorate(s) Broadmeadows
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Coolaroo:
Roxburgh Park Roxburgh Park Somerton
Meadow Heights Coolaroo Campbellfield
Westmeadows Dallas Campbellfield

Coolaroo is an Aboriginal word for 'star'.[citation needed] The popular 1997 Australian film The Castle was set in Coolaroo, although the house featured was actually located in Strathmore. Coolaroo railway station opened to passengers on Sunday 6 June 2010, almost 40 years after plans for a station first surfaced.[2]



  • Coolaroo South Primary School
  • St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox College


Most of the shopping centres near Coolaroo are located in neighbouring suburbs, including Meadow Heights which has Centro Meadow Heights and Dallas Shopping Centre, to the south.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coolaroo (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2017.  
  2. ^ "More peak hour services for Melbourne's south east". Media Release: Minister for Public Transport. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010.

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