City of Whittlesea


The City of Whittlesea is located in Melbourne's northern suburbs, about 20 kilometres from the Melbourne GPO. The City of Whittlesea encompasses a total land area of about 490 square kilometres, featuring both urban and considerable rural areas. The City of Whittlesea is one of Melbourne's major growth areas, with significant future growth expected. The bulk of population in the City is in the urban areas in the south, generally comprising Bundoora, Epping, Lalor, Mill Park, South Morang and Thomastown. There are also substantial industrial and commercial areas in the south. The rural areas of the City are characterised by farming and grazing, but also include forest, sites of conservation significance and historic township communities.

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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

  • Hume Freeway
  • Metropolitan Ring Road
  • Plenty Road
  • Epping railway line


  • Melbourne GPO 20km
  • Tullamarine Airport 30km
  • Avalon Airport 80km
  • Essendon Airport 25km
  • Port of Melbourne 40km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Epping (north-east and west)
  • Thomastown

City of Whittlesea

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