Donvale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Manningham local government area.

EastLink tunnel entrances in Donvale
Donvale is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°47′49″S 145°10′30″E / 37.797°S 145.175°E / -37.797; 145.175
Population12,644 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density996/km2 (2,579/sq mi)
Area12.7 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Location22 km (14 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Manningham
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Menzies
Suburbs around Donvale:
Templestowe Warrandyte Park Orchards
Doncaster East Donvale Ringwood North
Blackburn North Nunawading Mitcham

History edit

Donvale Post Office opened on 16 September 1929 and closed in 1972. It now houses the Donvale Historical Society[2]

Donvale is named after the two roads that border the suburb. Doncaster Road and Springvale Road.[3]

Demographics edit

Hillcrest Reserve and the Eastlink Melba Tunnel in Donvale in January 2020

In the 2016 census, the population of Donvale was 12,347. Of this population 52.3% were female and 47.7% were male. The median/average age of the population was is 44 years of age.[4]

Nearly two-thirds (63.4%) of people living in Donvale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were China 5.6%, Malaysia 3.1%, England, 2.8%, Hong Kong 2.1% and Italy 1.6%.[4]

Two-thirds (66.1%) of people living in Donvale speak English only. The other top languages spoken were Mandarin 6.3%, Cantonese 6.1%, Italian 3.1%, Greek 2.9% and Persian 1.4%.[4]

In terms of religious affiliation, 29.3% indicated no religion, 22.6% indicated Catholic, 8.6% indicated Anglican, 7.9% did not state a religion and 5.9% indicated Eastern Orthodox.[4]

Education edit

  • Donvale Christian College
  • Donvale Primary School
  • Heatherwood School
  • Our Lady of the Pines Primary School
  • Whitefriars College

Notable people edit

Points of interest and historical significance edit

Sport edit

The suburb has one Australian Rules football team - the Donvale Magpies, competing in the Eastern Football League.[5]

Donvale also has an indoor sports centre, with a gymnasium, complete with a sprung floor and a foam pit. The centre also has two basketball courts, which are played on every Saturday by the children in the Doncaster District Primary School Basketball Association.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "2021 QuickStats Donvale". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ "Donvale – Place – eMelbourne – the Encyclopedia of Melbourne Online".
  4. ^ a b c d "2016 QuickStats Donvale". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  5. ^ Full Point Footy, Donvale, retrieved 21 October 2008