Parkville, Victoria

Parkville, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place
name = Parkville

caption = Ormond College, University of Melbourne in Parkville
state = vic
type = suburb
area = 4
lga = City of Melbourne
city = Melbourne
est = 1850s
postcode = 3052
pop = 4980 (2006) Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21535 | name = Parkville (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-09-26 | quick = on]
propval = $853,500 [ [ Parkville] accessed 04 July 2008]
fedgov = Melbourne
stategov = Melbourne
near-nw = Moonee Ponds
near-n = Brunswick West
near-ne = Brunswick
near-w = Travancore, Flemington
near-e = Carlton North
near-sw = North Melbourne
near-s = Melbourne
near-se = Carlton
dist1 = 3 | location1 = Melbourne

Parkville is an inner city suburb north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Melbourne. At the 2006 Census, Parkville had a population of 4980.

Parkville is bordered by North Melbourne to the south-west, Carlton and Carlton North to the south and east, Brunswick to the north, and Flemington to the west. The suburb includes the postcodes 3052 and 3010 (University).

Parkville is considered an upmarket suburb with a high median house price due to its proximity to the city and its beautiful landscaped parks and tree lined streets.


Parkville South estate commenced in 1861 and is the largest housing division in the suburb. In 1868 further excisions from Royal Park were made for housing estates at Parkville North along Royal Parade and Parkville West near Flemington Road. During World War One and Two, Royal Park was the site of military encampments. Camp Pell in Royal Park was the temporary military camp for United States forces during the Second World War.

In the 1960s, Parkville become the new, and current home of the Victorian College of Pharmacy, on Royal Parade, which is now a campus of Monash University. The residential part of Parkville South is a Conservation Area under the Register of the National Estate.

The Athlete's Village for the 2006 Commonwealth Games was built on the grounds of the former Royal Park Psychiatric Hospital located in Parkville. The Athlete's Village has since been converted into a residential area known as Parkville Gardens.


*the University of Melbourne
*the University High School
*the Royal Melbourne Hospital
*the Royal Children's Hospital
*the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
*the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens
*the Victorian College of Pharmacy (Parkville campus of Monash University) []
*the Royal Park for which the suburb was named.
* the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories where vaccines and medicines are discovered and produced

Elizabeth Street becomes Royal Parade in the suburb (before becoming Sydney Road and Hume Hwy, which runs to Sydney). Royal Park railway station is located within the suburb of Parkville and also the Turana Youth Training Centre.

There is also a golf course north of the Zoological Gardens called the Royal Park Golf Course.


According to Victorian Police statistics and ABS census data for 2006/07, Parkville has the highest incidence of burglary in Victoria, with a rate of 1 burglary for every 15 properties in the suburb [ABS Census Data, 2006/07. [ RACV List of 40 Most Burgled Victorian Suburbs] , based on ABS & Victorian Police Statistics. Retrieved 13 August, 2008.] .


ee also

*Ridley Theological College


External links

* [ Australian Places - Parkville]

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