Kalorama, Victoria

Kalorama is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35 km east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2016 Census, Kalorama had a population of 1,239.

The suburb was first settled by Europeans around 1855 when Isaac Jeeves, Mathew Child and Jabez Richardson took up selections. The traditional custodians of the area are the Wurundjeri of the Kulin nation.

The Post Office opened on 1 October 1909, but was known as Hand's Corner until 1910, then Mount Dandenong North until 1926.[2]

The area, renowned for its beauty, is the site of a famous lookout point named "Five Ways" which overlooks Kalorama Park, Silvan Reservoir, the National Rhododendron Gardens, and the R.J. Hamer Arboretum. Nearby attractions include William Ricketts Sanctuary, Olinda Falls, a gallery, and a range of tea-rooms, cafes and stores.

The forests of the region are dominated by various eucalypt species including mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans), the tallest known angiosperm. The local wet sclerophyll forests form habitat for many species of native bird including the superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) which can be sometimes heard voicing its characteristic mimicry from the deeper gullies and south-eastern aspects.

The area has featured in the work of many Australian artists, including Sir Arthur Streeton.

Kalorama Five Ways
"Five Ways", Kalorama
Kalorama is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°49′05″S 145°21′58″E / 37.818°S 145.366°ECoordinates: 37°49′05″S 145°21′58″E / 37.818°S 145.366°E
Population1,239 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density387/km2 (1,003/sq mi)
Area3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Monbulk
Federal Division(s)Casey
Localities around Kalorama:
Montrose Mount Evelyn Mount Evelyn
Mount Dandenong Kalorama Silvan
Mount Dandenong Dandenong Ranges Silvan


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kalorama (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 May 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008

External links

Media related to Kalorama, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons

Institute of Lens Arts Australia

The Institute of Lens Arts Australia was an independent film school founded in 1994 by John Wynn-Tweg and was located in Kalorama, Victoria Australia.

James William Govett

James William Govett (1910 – 11 July 1998) was an Australian impressionist who worked mostly in watercolor and oil, focusing on landscapes and portraits.


Kalorama may refer to:

Kalorama, Washington, D.C., a neighborhood near Dupont Circle

Kalorama Triangle Historic District, Washington, D.C.

Kalorama, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne in Australia

Suburbs of the Shire of Yarra Ranges


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