Warrigal Road

Warrigal Road is a major inner urban road in southeastern Melbourne, Australia. On weekdays, it is heavily trafficked as it runs through many major suburbs along its route, traversing Melbourne's inner eastern and south-eastern suburbs. This includes suburbs Chadstone, Oakleigh, and Cheltenham. The Chadstone Shopping Centre can be accessed directly from Warrigal Road at its eastern entrance. It carries Metropolitan Route Number 15 for its entire length, and formerly contained Route Number 14 between Kingston Road and South Road before that route was diverted onto the South Road-Kingston Road section of the new Dingley Bypass that opened in 2016.

Warrigal Road

General information
Length19 km (12 mi)
Route number(s)
  • State Route 15
  • (Entire Route)
Major junctions
South end Beach Road, Parkdale
North end Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, Melbourne
Major suburbsMentone, Cheltenham, Heatherton, Moorabbin, Oakleigh South, Oakleigh, Chadstone, Ashwood, Burwood, Surrey Hills
Highway system

Warrigal Road begins at a t-intersection with no traffic lights at Beach Road, Mentone, with the road being a dual-lane arterial road and the speed limit at 60 km/h. From here it passes through Nepean Highway, Mentone and becomes a four-lane arterial road. Just before the intersection of Bernard Street, Cheltenham North, the speed limit becomes 70 km/h and the road turns into a six-lane dual carriageway. It continues like this until the intersection of Old Dandenong Road, Oakleigh South, where it returns to a four-lane arterial road again and the speed limit is reduced back to 60 km/h. Between here and Princes Highway, it passes Oakleigh Shopping Centre. At Princes Highway the road once again becomes a six-lane dual carriageway (continuing at 60 km/h) where it travels under the Monash Freeway bridge in Chadstone. At High Street Road, Ashwood, the road returns to a four-lane arterial road. Previously, the route was named Boundary Road north of the Burwood Highway intersection, however this section was renamed Warrigal Road in 1939.[1] The road then continues up and down steep gradients until it reaches its terminus at Surrey Hills.

Warrigal Road is aligned with the 1 mile (1.6 km) cadastral survey grid of Melbourne, and is 8 miles (13 km) east of the survey datum at Batman's Hill.[2]


The name Warrigal refers to a wild dingo in the Darug language.

See alsoEdit

  Australian roads portal


  1. ^ "Medlow - Surrey Hills : Buildings and Architecture - Melbourne, Victorian & Australian Architecture Topics". www.walkingmelbourne.com. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  2. ^ Lay, Maxwell (2003). Melbourne Miles: The Story of Melbourne's Roads. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. ISBN 1-74097-019-5.
  1. 1945.melbourne
  2. http://melwayed1.melway.com.au/mwyedn1.htm

Coordinates: 37°54′41″S 145°5′6″E / 37.91139°S 145.08500°E / -37.91139; 145.08500

Maps from 1875 show that the road used to be spelt "Warrigul", however the Melbourne street directory of 1912 shows that the spelling changed to the current version of "Warrigal".