Shire of Nillumbik

With its lush bushland, excellent schools, and leafy neighbourhoods, Nillumbik is the perfect destination for families in search of a relaxed lifestyle just 45-minutes from Melbourne.

Bordered by the Yarra River to the south and Kinglake National Park to the north, the lush and leafy ‘Green Wedge’ shire offers a wonderful life balance, making Nillumbik a great place to live, work and visit. From the close-knit village communities of Diamond Creek and Eltham, to the tranquil rural properties of Kangaroo Ground, Christmas Hills and Arthurs Creek, and the vibrant urban hubs of Doreen and Plenty, Nillumbik is a beacon to families looking to spread their wings.

Austin Hospital 15
Stiple pattern image

Harmonious lifestyle


Nillumbik’s vast open spaces provide a wealth of recreational and tourism opportunities, with Yarrambat Park, Sugarloaf Reservoir in Christmas Hills, and extensive cycling and walking trails a major attraction to locals and visitors alike.

Excellent public and private schools, including Eltham College, Plenty Valley Christian College, and Doreen Primary School are a beacon to families. Home to iconic Montsalvat, Nillumbik’s rich artistic history continues to thrive, with exhibitions regularly held at galleries throughout the region. Boasting a quintessential blend of country living, conveniently positioned for an easy city commute and poised to take advantage of the delights of the Yarra Valley, it’s easy to see why Nillumbik is such a beloved destination.

Stiple pattern image

Shire of Nillumbik


Arthurs Creek, Bend of Islands, Briar Hill, Christmas Hills, Cottles Bridge, Diamond Creek, Doreen, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Nutfield, Panton Hill, Plenty, Research, Smiths Gully, St Andrews, Strathewen, Warrandyte North, Watsons Creek, Wattle Glen, Yan Yean and Yarrambat 

Get In Touch  

Stiple pattern image

Nillumbik in numbers

  • Population


  • Population Growth


  • Number of Households


  • Rented


  • Owned


  • Medium Age


*Data sourced from 2021 Census.
Stiple pattern image

Area attractions​


Diamond Valley Railway Inc
Mason Falls Road
Panton Hill Vineyard
Eltham Lower Park
Eltham North Reserve
Wingrove Park
Yellow Gum Park
Blue Lake
Warrandyte State Park
Sugarloaf Park
Sweeneys Flats

Austin Hospital 12
Stiple pattern image

Suburb Insights

Know your postcode


A reliable snapshot of the property market in Nillumbik