Whitehorse City Council

Leafy boulevards, pristine parks and bushland, bustling shopping precincts, and excellent leisure facilities ensure Whitehorse is one of the most sought-after destinations in Melbourne.

With its enviable mix of quiet residential streets, thriving commercial and retail hubs, superb sporting facilities and top-ranking schools - all within easy reach of the CBD – Whitehorse offers a lifestyle that’s the perfect blend of work, rest and play. The municipality’s diverse housing options suit every lifestyle, from larger, detached properties to sleek new apartment complexes and elegant townhouses. More than 350 parks, gardens and reserves add a stately vibe to smart tree-lined suburbs such as Surrey Hills, Mont Albert Blackburn. Box Hill TAFE and Deakin University, and top-performing schools including Presbyterian Ladies College in Burwood, Camberwell Primary School and Balwyn High, cement Whitehorse’s reputation for educational excellence.

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Life of leisure

Thriving retail hubs in Box Hill and Forest Hill, and a plethora of leisure centres, including the Morack Golf Course, multiple skateparks, and Aqualink Nunawading and Box Hill, make Whitehorse an attractive proposition for families and singles alike. Whitehorse boasts some of the region's leading medical facilities and Burwood East is home to the largest high technology precinct in eastern Melbourne. Enviably well-serviced by public transport, with multiple train stations, trams, buses, and easy access to major freeways, ensure getting around in Whitehorse is easy.

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Whitehorse City Council


Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading, Surrey Hills, Vermont and Vermont South 

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Whitehorse in numbers

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*Data sourced from 2021 Census.
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Area attractions​


Wattle Park
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
Box Hill Gardens
Box Hill Town Hall
Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum 
Bushy Creek Parklands
Artists Park
Halliday Park

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A reliable snapshot of the property market in Whitehorse