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About Box Hill


Box Hill is a booming and vibrant centre for employment, education,health, community services,  business, banking, retail and housing,as well as being a major a hub for transport. Box Hill is the most significant centre for the eastern region of metropolitan Melbourne.

The Victorian Government has designated Box Hill a ‘Central Activities Area’,  which is an alternative to the Melbourne CBD and planned for substantial   growth in employment, housing, business, services and public investment.

Box Hill has something for everyone

Box Hill is located less than 15 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and is the approximate half-way point between the city and the urban fringe of the Dandenong Ranges directly east of Melbourne.

Box Hill is near the geographic centre of metropolitan Melbourne and is within close proximity of many established eastern and south eastern suburbs and the link between other supporting centres such as Doncaster, Glen Waverley and Ringwood.

Box Hill is growing rapidly. Box Hill Central Activities Area is home to around 4000 residents with a high level of cultural diversity and large proportion born overseas. A substantial proportion of the population were born in Asia, particularly North-East Asia (China).


Information on the Box Hill Activity Centre economy can be found on the Box Hill Activity Centre online economic profile. The profile provides public access to economic data. The profile is a valuable resource for local businesses, potential investors, government agencies, the media, consultants, universities and students.

The economic profile allows viewers to explore the economy and generate graphs, charts and maps to suit their specific requirements. Viewers can have access to industry specific information in addition to data on tourism within the municipality, the workforce and general trends in the Box Hill population. Each data set has the ability to be benchmarked against various surrounding regions.

The economic profile can also be viewed in Chinese.

Access the Box Hill Economic Profile

Access the Box Hill Economic Profile in Chinese


Box Hill is fast becoming the epicentre for Asian culture in Melbourne and is a renowned destination for Asian food, speciality goods, services and education.

Box Hill has a range of housing, from traditional detached housing in leafy residential streets, to modern apartments and purpose-built student housing. Seventy percent of households are sole or two-person households.

Box Hill is highly accessible by the Belgrave and Lilydale trains lines, Tram Route 109, 21 bus routes (including SmartBus), car, walking and cycling. Getting There