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Fast Facts

  • Box Hill is the most significant activity centre in the eastern region of Melbourne.
  • Box Hill has been designated 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 is located less than 15 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD
  • Box Hill is highly accessible by the Belgrave and Lilydale trains lines, Tram Route 109, 21 bus routes (including SmartBus), car, walking and cycling.
  • Box Hill Central Activities Area is home to around 4,000 residents with a high level of cultural diversity and large proportion born overseas.
  • There are more than 1,250 dwellings ranging from traditional detached housing in leafy residential streets, to modest apartments and purpose-built student housing.
  • 70% of households are sole or two-person households.
  • Box Hill Central Activities Area is home to approximately 16,000 jobs representing a wide range of industrial sectors.
  • Box Hill Central Activities Area includes approximately 146,000 square metres of office space with the public sector being the largest user.
  • Box Hill Institute supports more than 40,000 students
  • Box Hill Hospital treats approximately 48,000 patients each year from the region and employs approximately 4,500 staff.