Suburb Property Profile: Maribyrnong, VIC 3032


Thinking about buying an off the plan property in Maribyrnong, Victoria? Whether it's an off the plan apartment, townhouse or house and land package, you'll want to discover the Location Demographics, Travel & Infrastructure, Shopping and Schools & Recreation.


Location Demographics

Having a unique and culturally diverse community, the suburb of Maribyrnong is well known for its natural reserves and a peaceful lifestyle. It Is bounded by the Maribyrnong River and situated around 9kms north-west from Melbourne’s bustling Central Business District. There are also some historical sites that are heritage-listed such as the Maribyrnong Tram Substation, Jack’s Magazine and the Pipemakers Park Complex.

Residents are able to enjoy both recreational amenities and access to major city attractions. Being a friendly and inclusive place, families with children, professionals and retirees have joined the neighbourhood. In the 2021 Census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has estimated the growing population to reach close to 12 600 residents. The median age is 36 years old and the predominant age group ranges from 25 to 35 years old. Furthermore, there are over 6 000 private dwellings and 3 400 families living in the area.


Maribyrnong River

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Travel & Infrastructure

At Maribyrnong, passengers are serviced by different forms of public transport to assist with their regular commute. Around 2kms from the town centre, the West Footscray Railway Station has 3 platforms and has trains following the Sunbury Line. Buses and trams are also running with a couple of stops at Rosamond Road, Raleigh Road and Maribyrnong Road for short trips. If you’re driving, Gordon Street runs through the suburb and towards Ballarat Road.

After undertaking strategic planning and collecting key findings in June 2020, the City of Melbourne has presented the Maribyrnong Waterfront: A Way Forward project. It aims to deliver future opportunities following the key themes of land use and employment, transport and access, urban structure and open spaces. Through these developments, the waterfront area will play an important economic and employment role in the vision for the West Melbourne Maribyrnong Waterfront Precinct.



For more convenience, shoppers can find all of their retail needs and fashion brands at a central location. An iconic part of Maribyrnong is the Highpoint Shopping Centre with over 500 stores, loads of casual eateries, a cinema, fresh food markets and more entertainment options. The bright and contemporary mall is the largest shopping centre in Melbourne’s western and north-western suburbs and one of the largest shopping centres in Australia. Right across the road, the Maribyrnong Homemaker Centre also has homeware and lifestyle shops. For late night dining, there are a variety of delicious cuisines and cafes along Edgewater Boulevard and Wests Road. From fast food takeaways to sleek restaurants with fancy decor, you’ll have it all.


Highpoint Shopping Centre

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Schools & Recreation

Parents and students can move in comfortably with a handful of schools right in the vicinity. Secondary students can attend Maribyrnong College on River Street while younger year levels can join the Footscray North Primary School, Footscray City Primary School or St Margaret’s Primary School. Those in preschool are able to go to the Maribyrnong Kindergarten or Highpoint Kinder Haven. To add to your learnings, the Maribyrnong School of Music and the CFA Music School are both less than 2kms away. University students are also looked after at the Victorian University Footscray Park Campus which is just under a 2km drive.

Filled with endless outdoor activities, there is plenty to do and discover for all ages. At the Maribyrnong River Cruises, go for a scenic ride and feel just like a tourist taking in the riverside views. Alternatively, you can spend the day getting active following the Maribyrnong River Trail by either walking or cycling, checking out the Quarry Park Mountain Bike Trails or visiting the Thompson Reserve Off-Leash Area with your pets. At Pipemakers Park, stop by at the Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West for creative artworks and exhibitions. Bring the whole family to the Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre and have a swim at the pools, relax by the spa and sauna or take part in the swimming programs, aqua group exercise sessions and fitness classes. On the other side of the river, the Riverside Golf and Sports Centre has a public golf course, mini golf and a driving range. It also has a high ropes course and a netball and tennis court for a game with friends. 

Maribyrnong’s friendly neighbourhood and local facilities make it a fantastic setting where you can find or invest in your new home.


Maribyrnong Demographics

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Published on 27th of September 2022 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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