Kilsyth, Victoria

Kilsyth is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km east from Melbourne's central business district (CBD). The majority of Kilsyth is part of the Shire of Yarra Ranges, the rest is within the City of Maroondah. At the 2016 census, Kilsyth had a population of 10,891.[1]

Kilsyth
MelbourneVictoria
Kilsyth is located in Melbourne
Kilsyth
Kilsyth
Coordinates37°48′07″S 145°18′58″E / 37.802°S 145.316°E / -37.802; 145.316Coordinates: 37°48′07″S 145°18′58″E / 37.802°S 145.316°E / -37.802; 145.316
Population10,891 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,210/km2 (3,130/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3137
Area9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Kilsyth:
Croydon Mooroolbark Montrose
Croydon Kilsyth Montrose
Croydon South Kilsyth South The Basin

HistoryEdit

The town was originally named after Kilsyth in Scotland.[2] The suburb lies predominantly on cleared land which was originally used for orchards.

The Post Office opened on 22 November 1900.[3] The first school opened in April 1910, and is now known as Kilsyth Primary School.[4]

Retail and industrialEdit

There are two main shopping precincts in Kilsyth, Churinga Shopping Centre and Kilsyth Shopping Centre. Smaller shopping strips are located on Colchester Road, Collins Place, and Hawthory Road.[2]

Kilsyth comprises a significant industrial area on Canterbury Road, stretching from Liverpool Road to Dorset Road.

EducationEdit

Kilsyth has four primary schools:[5]

Sport and community facilitiesEdit

The Elizabeth Bridge Reserve on Durham Road provides a playground, lake, and community centre.[6] There are various other parks and reserves throughout the suburb.

Kilsyth is home to a range of sporting teams and facilities:[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kilsyth (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 April 2019.  
  2. ^ a b c "Community Snapshots: Kilsyth" (PDF). Yarra Ranges Council. February 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  4. ^ Kilsyth Primary School, History, archived from the original on 18 July 2008, retrieved 1 September 2008
  5. ^ "Search for an education provider on the State Register". Victorian Registrations & Qualifications Authority. State of Victoria (Department of Education and Training). 27 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Elizabeth Bridge Reserve". Yarra Ranges Council. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Eastern Football League". Full Point Footy. Archived from the original on 1 January 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  8. ^ "Eastwood". Golf Select. Retrieved 5 November 2009.

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