Mont Albert, Victoria

Coordinates: 37°48′58″S 145°6′36″E / 37.81611°S 145.11000°E / -37.81611; 145.11000
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Mont Albert
Hamilton Street
Mont Albert is located in Melbourne
Mont Albert
Mont Albert
Coordinates37°48′58″S 145°6′36″E / 37.81611°S 145.11000°E / -37.81611; 145.11000
Population4,948 (SAL 2021)[1]
Area1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Location12 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Kooyong
Suburbs around Mont Albert:
Balwyn Mont Albert North Box Hill North
Surrey Hills Mont Albert Box Hill
Surrey Hills Box Hill South

Mont Albert is an inner eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 kilometres east of Melbourne's Central Business District,[2] located within the Cities of Boroondara and Whitehorse local government areas. Mont Albert recorded a population of 4,948 at the 2021 census.[3]

The main shopping centre of Mont Albert is Hamilton Street, a small street lined with shops. The suburb had its own railway station before being demolished as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project.


A residential subdivision south of the railway line, containing the current shopping centre, was put up for sale in 1887. The subdivision was planned in expectation of further land investment, which was delayed by the 1890s slump. Despite this, a local advancement association obtained the establishment of a railway station in 1891. The Surrey Hills golf club (1892-1907) utilized the ground on the north side of the railway line until residences appeared in any number.[4]

The local shopping centre, located just south of the railway station, began construction in 1913. In 1915, a tram service along Whitehorse Road to the suburb's north-eastern corner was established. Houses between tram and railway lines are distinguished by Edwardian, English Domestic Revival, and Arts and Crafts styles.[4]

Mont Albert was an upper middle-class neighborhood, and its strong brick three-story elementary school (1917) boasts many outstanding students, including MPs, scholars, and a university vice-chancellor. Houses are generously proportioned and sit on large lots. In 2014, Mont Albert Primary School had 691 students.[4]

The Mont Albert businesses have kept a wider variety of retail establishments than is typical for a small town, however several were lost when the Salvation Army's southern headquarters were established there. The eastern edge of Mont Albert is Elgar Road, which has been home to a gas factory, a technical college, and the Elgar campus of Box Hill TAFE. The Kingsley Gardens public reserve is right next door.[4]

Albert, Prince Consort – The likely namesake of Mont Albert. Photograph by J. J. E. Mayall, 1860
Mont Albert's census populations have been:
2001 4143
2006 4419
2011 4954


At the 2016 Australian Census, there were 4,840 people living in Mont Albert as their hometown.[5]

  • 47.6% of the population were male and 52.4% were female.
  • The median age of a resident in Mont Albert was 40 years old.
  • There were 1,286 families residing in Mont Albert.
  • There were 2,018 private dwellings in Mont Albert, with 1.7 motor vehicles being owned as a median.
  • 52.9% of the population were married and 32.5% were never married.
  • 23.5% of the registered citizens were of English ancestry, 21.4% of Australian ancestry, 13.3% of Chinese ancestry, 9.0% of Irish ancestry and 7.8% of Scottish ancestry.
  • 66.6% of Citizens were born in Australia.
  • 39.8% of the population in Mont Albert are irreligious, 19.3% Catholic, 11.0% Anglican, 7.2% not stated and 3.9% Uniting Church.
Largest Groups of Foreign Residents[6]
Nationality Population (2016 Census)
 China (Excluding SARs and Taiwan) 452
 England 152
 Malaysia 111
 India 93
 New Zealand 91


Box Hill Institute – Elgar Road Campus

Public transport[edit]

View from Platform 2, looking east.
Mont Albert Railway Station before removal

Major attractions[edit]

Walking and exercise trails[edit]

Mont Albert (and Mont Albert North) contain many walking trails. These include:

  • The Heritage Trail
    • This is a Heritage Trail, about 5 km, developed by the City of Whitehorse. This starts and ends at the Mont Albert single storey railway station, constructed in 1911, and head east along Churchill Street.[10]
  • Gawler Chain (Mont Albert North)
    • A shared two-kilometre trail which runs along Bushy Creek. It starts near Koonung Secondary College (a local State School in Mont Albert North) and passes through several small parks and picnic grounds.[10]
  • Koonung Trail (Mont Albert North)
    • This trail runs through Elgar Park and through the Koonung Creek Linear Park. It passes by wetlands, which are a key feature of this trail.[10]

Eateries and stores[edit]

  • Mont Albert boasts many cafés, restaurants and eateries of high reputation. Hamilton Street,[11] Whitehorse Road and Mont Albert Road contain many eateries which are recommended by many locals. Hamilton Street also offers many retail stores, pharmacies, butchers and supermarkets. These stores are all accessible from the street. The opening times may vary from store to store.


There are many sporting opportunities for people of all ages, and many clubs and facilities in the neighbouring suburbs. These include:

  • Mont Albert Cricket Club
  • Surrey Park Lacrosse Club
  • ECHO Hockey Club

Notable people[edit]




See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Mont Albert (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Postcode for Mont Albert, Victoria (Near Melbourne) - Postcodes Australia".
  3. ^ "2021 Census QuickStats Mont Albert". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d "Mont Albert | Victorian Places". Retrieved 9 May 2023.
  5. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: Mont Albert". Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  6. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: Mont Albert". Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  7. ^ School History – MONT ALBERT PRIMARY SCHOOL, retrieved 20 May 2019
  8. ^ "Stationeers | Mont Albert Village". Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Mont Albert". Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  10. ^ a b c "Walking Trails". Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Hamilton St". Hamilton St. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  12. ^ "State Election 2018: Box Hill District – First Preference Results by Voting Centre – Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  13. ^ scheme=AGLSTERMS. AglsAgent; corporateName=Australian Electoral Commission; address=50 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra. "Polling place results". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)