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Doncaster is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 kilometres northeast of the city centre. Its municipal government is located in the City of Manningham. Doncaster had a population of 20,946 according to the 2016 Census report.

The suburb is divided into two parts. The upper portion of Doncaster Hill contains several historical structures along Doncaster Road, the Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre and surrounding high-rise apartments, while the rest of the suburb is comparable to many other Melbourne eastern suburbs with a lot of low-density housing.

With a lively atmosphere, Doncaster is a spacious and family-friendly suburb. It's a beautiful area for families - the houses are spacious, shopping and entertainment are accessible, and there are several public schools. However, its proximity to the highway, elegant new apartment buildings, and excellent restaurants make it an appealing option for young, independent individuals as well.



All Private Dwellings - 9,302
Average People Per Household: 2.5
Median Weekly Household income: $1,363 Median Monthly Mortgage Repayments: $1,993 Median Weekly Rent: $416
Average Motor Vehicles Per Dwelling: 1.7

People - 20,946
Male: 48.10%
Female: 51.90%
Median Age: 42

Families - 5,935
Average Children Per Family
For Families with Children: 1.7
For All Families: 0.6

The majority of inhabitants in Doncaster are established and older families, and couples who appreciate the excellent housing options for parents with expanding kids. Younger, self-sufficient individuals also reside here, attracted to the modernist apartment complexes and speedy highways nearby.

In 2016, Doncaster had a population of 20,946 people. The most popular nationalities were people born in Australia (44.6%), China (15.8%), Malaysia (4%), Greece (3.4%), and Hong Kong 3%). Italy and Greece were the next most frequent birthplaces for immigrants who live in this suburb, with each accounting for 2.7% of the overall population.

In addition, the homes in this suburb are 55.4% owned, compared to 20% that are rented. Therefore, it's easy to notice that this community is more settled and stable as it has a higher percentage of completely owned houses.



It is possible to travel from Doncaster to the city in less than half an hour, and you may get there in under an hour if you take the expressway. From 12 kilometres away to 16 kilometres distant, it's not far at all; nevertheless, on your journey up north, Doncaster provides easy access to just about any location in Melbourne.

Both bus and train services are accessible from Doncaster. The Eastern Freeway, which runs from north to south through the suburb, provides quick access to the city.


The revitalization of Doncaster Vicinity Centre (Doncaster Hill) has transformed the Doncaster suburb into a vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment center in recent years. The new Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre debuted in October 2013 with over 300 shops, while the adjacent Town Square serves as a meeting place for locals and tourists alike.

The suburb additionally has a number of parks, including Ruffey Lake Park, which meanders through the area from east to west, and the Koonung Creek Linear Reserve, which follows the creek from the northern border down to Manningham Road.

Doncaster is also home to a number of educational institutions, including Birralee Primary, Doncaster Primary, St Gregory The Great School, and Doncaster Secondary.

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