Ashburton, VIC Suburb & Moving Guide – TOP 5 Things To Know

At Glenferrie Dental, we have many patients who live in Ashburton.

We hope that this guide will help you learn more about Ashburton and we would love to welcome you in our clinic soon.

We offer the following services for residents in Ashburton:

Ashburton Suburb Overview

Ashburton was, for quite some time, one of the most underrated south-eastern suburbs in Melbourne. This wonderfully sleepy suburb has awoken but has managed to maintain its integrity in doing so. 

Ashburton has seen enormous capital growth and improvements in the past decade as people have become aware of what the area provides.

It is a perfect blend of community & lifestyle and enables professionals’ brilliant access to the city and surrounds at the same time. 

Bike and walking trails, parks, recreation facilities, rivers, and many large leafy trees help refresh and reinvigorate its residents.

Ashburton is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km southeast of Melbourne’s CBD. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2016 census, Ashburton had a population of 7,751.

Ashburton is known for the Ashburton Village shopping strip, the Ashburton Community Centre and the Ashburton Library on High Street, along with the Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre on nearby Warner Avenue.

Ashburton, a mostly postwar residential suburb, is 12 km southeast of central Melbourne. The locality’s name arose when the station on the Outer Circle railway line (1890) was named Ashburton, at the suggestion of a former local councillor, E. Dillon who had lived in Ashburton Terrace, Cork, Ireland.

Ashburton VIC features a retail area around High Street, has two train stations (Ashburton and Alamein) and contains a branch of the Boroondara Library.

The suburb contains student housing due to its proximity to the Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Monash University (Caulfield and Clayton campuses), Deakin University (Burwood campus) and Swinburne University (Hawthorn campus). 

The Ashburton Baptist, Catholic and Anglican Churches also run the Ashburton Asylum Seeker Support Group.



Abbotsford is great for:

  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out

Downsides of Abbotsford:

  • High Cost of Living

Abbotsford is great for:

  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

History of Abbotsford, VIC

Ashburton extends south to Gardiners Creek. As well as containing Alamein, it also includes the locality of Solway in its southwest. 

Ashburton was sparsely settled until the early postwar years, the Solway school opened in 1950 with the name Darling East. 

Ashburton has an active strip shopping centre along High Street near the railway station. 

Ashburton Park and Warner Reserve have modern indoor and outdoor swimming pools and associated facilities. Along Gardiners Creek there is the Malvern Valley golf course.

Is Abbotsford A Good Suburb to move to?

To answer the question if Ashburton is the right suburb for you, we have collated some reviews from current and past residents:

“A Beautiful Suburb with lots of options!” reviewed by Connor O.

Another Preference for living in Melbourne! Great Schooling Options at the Ashburton & Solway Primary Schools, many Parks & Reserves, located 12km South-East & close to the Melbourne CBD, the Mighty Hawks at Glenferrie & close to Chadstone Shopping Centre. This is the one of the Best!

“Just love the Village atmosphere” reviewed by Donard T.

This place is close to everything….freeway minutes away for access to CBD, shopping is great, close enough but far enough away from Chadstone.

“Quiet Family Area” reviewed by Thom O.

Ashburton is a lovely area.

Being in the roof restoration industry, i work in and around this area.

I love the big blocks, different styles of housing and the quiet and leafy streets.

Scroll to Top