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Box Hill North


Postcode: 3129  |  Distance to CBD: 14 km




Box Hill North is a suburb of Melbourne 14 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Whitehorse. At the 2011 Census, Box Hill North had a population of 10,971. Box Hill North's boundaries are Koonung Creek in the north, Elgar Road in the west, Middleborough Road in the east, and Thames Street in the south. The eastern part of Box Hill North is also known as Kerrimuir.

Although central Box Hill was established as a post town in 1861, Box Hill North was largely developed as a suburban area following the Second World War. The earliest permanent European presence in the area was Arundel Wrighte's pastoral lease, established in 1838. A Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built of local stone in 1858 and is the oldest building in the area. Until the 1950s much of Box Hill North was covered with orchards. Kerrimuir Post Office opened on 1 April 1955 and Box Hill North Post Office opened on 1 August 1955 as the suburb developed.

Box Hill North has many shopping areas at the following locations;


The corner of Station Street and Woodhouse Grove

The corner of Elgar Road and Woodhouse Grove

The corner of Middleborough Road and Springfield Road

Trawool Street, between Dorking Road and Tynong Street

Second Avenue, between Toogoods Rise and Cherry Orchard Rise

A better array of shops are just up the road by bus to Box Hill Central in the south, the Westfield owned Doncaster Shoppingtown in the north and North Blackburn Shopping Centre to the east.
Box Hill North has a light industrial area in Lexton Street, at the Middleborough Road end of the street. It includes hot food snack bars open during weekday business hours to service the light industrial businesses and several shops and factory outlets.

Box Hill North has two public primary schools; Kerrimuir Primary School and Box Hill North Primary School. Another school, St Clare's Catholic Primary School, closed down in the early 2000s.
The suburb has one secondary school, Berengarra Secondary School, located on the old site for St Clare's Catholic Primary School. Berengarra Secondary School caters for students experiencing problems in mainstream schools. The school teaches students in Years 7 to 10. Koonung Secondary College, Box Hill High School and Blackburn High School are in the neighbouring suburbs of Mont Albert North, Box Hill and Blackburn North respectively.

The major north-south roads in Box Hill North are (from east-west); Elgar Road, Station Street, Dorking Road and Middleborough Road. Major east-west roads include (from north-south); Eastern Freeway, Woodhouse Grove, Wimmera Street/Springfield Road and Thames/Margaret Street. The closest train station is Box Hill, located underneath Box Hill Central in Box Hill. The station is located on both the Belgrave and Lilydale lines. The suburb has three tram routes within a five kilometre radius. The routes are;


Route 48 to Victoria Harbour Docklands; in Balwyn North on Doncaster Road

Route 70 to Waterfront City Docklands; in Burwood on Riversdale Road

Route 109 to Port Melbourne; in Box Hill on Whitehorse Road

Buses run on Elgar Road, Station Street, Dorking Road and Middleborough Road, as well as various side streets.

Routes on Elgar Road;

Route 281  Templestowe to Deakin University

Route 293  Whitehorse to Box Hill

Route 302  City (Lonsdale Street) to Box Hill (Thames Street to Belmore Road only)

Route 304 City (Lonsdale Street) to Doncaster (Belmore Road to Eastern Freeway only)


Routes on Station Street;


Route 903  Altona to Mordialloc


Routes on Dorking Road;


Route 270 Box Hill to Mitcham


Routes on Middleborough Road;


Route 279 Box Hill to Doncaster

Route 303 City (Queen Street) to Ringwood North


Routes on side streets;


Route 612 Box Hill to Chadstone


Sports clubs


East Box Hill Cricket Club

Box Hill North Football Club Inc

Whitehorse Pioneers Football Club Inc

SFX Whitehorse Colts Junior Football Club Inc

North Box Hill Tennis Club (NBHTC)

Elgar Park Cricket Club (Previously Box Hill Church of Christ Cricket Club)

Box Hill North Cricket Club

Kerrimuir United Cricket Club

Eastern Gymnastics Club (Previously Box Hill Gymnastics Club)

Box Hill Little Athletics Centre

Whitehorse Pole Vault Club

Koonung Comets Basketball Club


There are many parks in the suburb, including Elgar Park, Bushy Creek Park, Memorial Park, Springfield Park, Tassell's Park, Frank Sedgman Reserve, Hagenauer Reserve, Halligan Park, Eram Park as well as many smaller, often unnamed, reserves. Of these, only Elgar Park and Springfield Park contain an Australian rules football oval. Most of these parks have walking and bicycle paths and children's playgrounds.

As well as this, there is two multi purpose tracks run through the suburb. The Bushy Creek Trail runs from the intersection at Elgar Road and Belmore Road, near Elgar Park, to the intersection at Dorking Road and Wimmera Street, near Springfield Park. The Koonung Creek Trial also runs through the north of the suburb, connecting it with neighbouring suburbs, such as Mont Albert North, Blackburn North, Nunawading, andBalwyn North.

The residents of Box Hill North profess several religions, although the majority are either Christian or non-religious. There are five churches in the suburb;

Manningham Uniting Church - Woodhouse Grove

St Clare Catholic Church - corner of Woodhouse Grove and Killara Street

GO Evangelical Church - Elgar Road

True Jesus Church - corner of Watts Street and Medway Street

St Philip's Anglican Church - Lawford Street






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