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Nillumbik Shire


Nillumbik Shire is located in Melbourne's north-eastern suburbs. The Shire encompasses a total land area of about 432 square kilometres. Nillumbik Shire features both urban and rural areas with undulating hills. The bulk of population is located in the southern and south-western areas, generally comprising Diamond Creek, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Hurstbridge and Wattle Glen. The major townships are Eltham, Diamond Creek and Hurstbridge.

Key employment sectors in Nillumbik Shire include construction, education, retail trade, construction and health care. Educational facilities are provided at Melbourne Polytechnic (Greensborough Campus), Wycliffe Bible Translators & Summer Institute of Linguistics, and numerous primary and secondary schools. The main retail areas are Eltham Town, Eltham Village Shopping Centre, Diamond Creek Station Shopping Centre, Eltham Ridge Shopping Centre and Apollo Parkways Shopping Centre.

Land use
Land use Water: 1.0% Transport: 0.1% Residential: 8.0% Parkland: 12.9% Industrial: 0.1% Education: 0.2% Commercial: 0.1% Agricultural: 77.7%

NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Metropolitan Ring Road
  • Hurstbridge railway line


  • Melbourne GPO 25km
  • Tullamarine Airport 35km
  • Avalon Airport 90km
  • Essendon Airport 30km
  • Port of Melbourne 35km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Research (around Candlebark Court)
  • Eltham (near Eltham Ridge Shopping Centre)