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Kooyong is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Stonnington local government area. Kooyong recorded a population of 817 at the 2016 Census.

Kooyong is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°50′31″S 145°2′6″E / 37.84194°S 145.03500°E / -37.84194; 145.03500Coordinates: 37°50′31″S 145°2′6″E / 37.84194°S 145.03500°E / -37.84194; 145.03500
Population817 (2016)[1]
 • Density1,630/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Area0.5 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Location7 km (4 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Stonnington
State electorate(s)Malvern
Federal Division(s)Higgins
Suburbs around Kooyong:
Hawthorn Hawthorn Hawthorn East
Toorak Kooyong Hawthorn East
Toorak Malvern Glen Iris

Kooyong takes its name from Kooyong Koot Creek, which was the original name given to Gardiners Creek by the government surveyor, Robert Hoddle, in 1837. It is thought that the name derives from an Aboriginal word meaning camp or resting place, or haunt of the wild fowl.[2] It is best known for being the site of Kooyong Stadium.



Kooyong Post Office opened on 18 March 1912.[3]


In the 2016 Census, there were 817 people in Kooyong. 72.2% of people were born in Australia and 80.5% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 29.7%, Catholic 23.1% and Anglican 16.9%.[1]


The suburb is serviced by the Kooyong railway station, as well as tram route 16.


Malvern City Soccer club are located in Kooyong and play their home games at Sir Zelman Cowen Park.

Malvern Braves Baseball Club [4] are also located at Sir Zelma Cowen Park.

See alsoEdit

  • City of Malvern - Kooyong was previously within this former local government area.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kooyong (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 September 2017.  
  2. ^ Monash University. "Kooyong". Australian Places. Archived from the original on 25 August 2006.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
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