CITY OF GREATER DANDENONG
The city of Greater Dandenong is located in the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia and is approximately 35 kms from the Melbourne CBD.
Greater Dandenong includes the following suburbs:
- Dandenong North
- Dandenong South
- Parts of Lyndhurst
- Noble Park
- Noble Park North
- Springvale South
The City of Greater Dandenong had a population of approximately 157,000 residents in 2017 and is the most culturally diverse community in all of Victoria. The city is comprised of residents being born in over 160 different countries, with more than half of the population (64%) being born overseas. 52% of residents are from a country where English is not the national language (double the Metropolitan Melbourne average of 26%).
The city also has many diverse religions which include Islam (13%), Buddhism (15%), Hinduism (5%), and Christianity (37%). Over 70% of Greater Dandenong residents also speak a language other than English - including Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Greek, Sinhalese, and Punjabi - which is the largest proportion in all of Victoria.
The City of Greater Dandenong was established in 1994 due to the merger of the former City of Springvale and City of Dandenong. 29% of the City of Greater Dandenong’s land covers part of the South East Green Wedge, and the city spans an area of 130 square kilometers (50 sq mi).