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This is a list of Municipalities and their suburbs (neighborhoods), townships, and rural localities in the greater metropolitan area of Melbourne, in the State of Victoria, Australia. Suburbs are defined here as localities within the legislated Urban Growth Boundary,[1] all of which have some urban development. This line is the effective boundary of suburban Melbourne; outside it lie rural areas, and some townships of varying size.

Each suburb is followed by its postcode. Some suburbs share the same postcode.

Indented entries are recognised by the Geographic Names Board as unbounded neighbourhoods except when italicised. Those italicised usually have, or have had, Post Offices open under that name.

Information about exact suburb boundaries can be obtained from the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

In Australia, a suburb is a named and bounded locality of a city, with an urban nature, regardless of its location within that city. The term "inner suburbs" refers to the older, denser, urban areas closer to the original colonial centre of the cities and "outer suburbs" refers to the urban areas more remote from the centre of the metropolitan area. Sometimes the term "middle ring suburb" is used to refer to areas that were urbanised early in a city's expansion after the inner suburbs had become established. This differs from British and North American usage, in which the term "suburb" is usually not applied to urban areas (neighborhoods) that are close to a major city centre or inside the central city's local government boundary.

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Inner City municipalities and their suburbs (followed by their 4-digit postcodes)Edit

 
Suburbs in the inner Melbourne councils, north to south:

City of MelbourneEdit

See Melbourne city centre for precincts in the CBD.

City of Port PhillipEdit

City of YarraEdit

Northern municipalities and their suburbsEdit

 
Suburbs of the middle northern Melbourne councils. West to east:

City of BanyuleEdit

City of DarebinEdit

City of HumeEdit

SuburbsEdit

Townships and rural localitiesEdit

City of Moonee ValleyEdit

City of MorelandEdit

 
A 1965 postmark of Coonans Hill, a neighbourhood of the suburb of Pascoe Vale South

Shire of NillumbikEdit

SuburbsEdit

Towns, townships and rural localitiesEdit

City of WhittleseaEdit

SuburbsEdit

Towns, townships and rural localitiesEdit

Eastern municipalities and their suburbsEdit

City of BoroondaraEdit

 
Solway postmark with SE11 area code removed

City of KnoxEdit

City of ManninghamEdit

SuburbsEdit

City of MaroondahEdit

City of WhitehorseEdit

 
The last day of operation of the office

Shire of Yarra RangesEdit

SuburbsEdit

Towns, townships and rural localitiesEdit

Southeastern municipalities and their suburbsEdit

City of BaysideEdit

Shire of CardiniaEdit

SuburbsEdit

Towns, townships and rural localitiesEdit

City of CaseyEdit

SuburbsEdit

Townships and rural localitiesEdit

City of Greater DandenongEdit

SuburbsEdit

Rural localitiesEdit

  • Lyndhurst 3975 (shared with City of Casey where there is suburban development)
  • Bangholme 3175

City of FrankstonEdit

SuburbsEdit

Rural localityEdit

City of Glen EiraEdit

City of KingstonEdit

City of MonashEdit

 
No longer an official name, but Stocksville Post Office was open until 1993

Shire of Mornington PeninsulaEdit

Suburbs adjacent to Port PhillipEdit

Suburbs adjacent to WesternportEdit

Townships and rural localitiesEdit

City of StonningtonEdit

 
Postmark of Central Park post office in Malvern East

Western municipalities and their suburbsEdit

City of BrimbankEdit

City of Hobsons BayEdit

City of MaribyrnongEdit

City of MeltonEdit

City of WyndhamEdit

SuburbsEdit

Rural localitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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