Situated approximately 40km northwest of Melbourne’s CBD, Sunbury is a small thriving suburb in the City of Hume that sits along the Urban Growth Boundary. With a history dating back to 19th-century developments, Sunbury is now rapidly becoming one of Victoria’s most sought after urban fringe suburbs that offers a combination of city and country life. Here’s our comprehensive guide to the area.
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The population of Sunbury sits at around 36,000, with a median age of 37 years. Children aged 0-14 years make up almost 20% of the population, while people aged 65 and overtake up 13.4% of the population. The suburb is relatively popular among young people working in the Clerical and Administrative (16.5%), Technicians and Trades (16.5%), and Professionals (15.9%) due to its accessibility to nearby manufacturing hubs.
One of the perks of living in this suburb is its easy access to main public transportation. Residents in the suburb can catch a train at Sunbury Railway Station towards Melbourne CBD or hop on to the V/Line services towards Regional Victoria via the Bendigo train line. A Commute to the CBD by car takes approximately 35 minutes via freeway. If you travel abroad frequently, Melbourne Airport is only a 15-minute drive.
Shopping for the family
The neighbourhood is well-connected to meet your day-to-day needs. Sunbury has an established commercial precinct with large retail brands and stores, all within the vicinity of the residential towns. Further away from these shopping areas, you can find giant supermarkets like ALDI and Bunnings Warehouse. There are plenty of food options to get your day pumping, a variety of takeaways, food courts and high-end dining options to choose from.
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The School Run
There are a wide variety of options for school going kids, from public to private and independent schools. Sunbury Heights is renowned for its efforts in promoting positive behaviours. Other schools include Sunbury Primary School, Salesian College Sunbury and Our Lady of Mount Primary School. For those who wish to pursue further studies, universities across Melbourne are all accessible by train.
What’s Going on?
Sunbury is an ideal location for raising a family, widely known for its close proximity to national parks, such as the Organ Pipes National Park, landmarks and historical buildings in the area. There are a couple of piers in the area and Jackson’s creek is just one of many that offer a perfect fishing spot for a short family getaway. The suburb also boasts recreational areas including the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and Goonawarra Golf Club.
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