Kilsyth, Victoria

Kilsyth is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km east from Melbourne's central business district (CBD). The majority of Kilsyth is part of the Shire of Yarra Ranges, the rest is within the City of Maroondah. At the 2016 census, Kilsyth had a population of 10,891.[1]

Kilsyth is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°48′07″S 145°18′58″E / 37.802°S 145.316°ECoordinates: 37°48′07″S 145°18′58″E / 37.802°S 145.316°E
Population10,891 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,210/km2 (3,130/sq mi)
Area9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Kilsyth:
Croydon Mooroolbark Montrose
Croydon Kilsyth Montrose
Croydon South Kilsyth South The Basin


The town was originally named after Kilsyth in Scotland.[2] The suburb lies predominantly on cleared land which was originally used for orchards.

The Post Office opened on 22 November 1900.[3] The first school opened in April 1910, and is now known as Kilsyth Primary School.[4]

Retail and industrial

There are two main shopping precincts in Kilsyth, Churinga Shopping Centre and Kilsyth Shopping Centre. Smaller shopping strips are located on Colchester Road, Collins Place, and Hawthory Road.[2]

Kilsyth comprises a significant industrial area on Canterbury Road, stretching from Liverpool Road to Dorset Road.


Kilsyth has four primary schools:[5]

Sport and community facilities

The Elizabeth Bridge Reserve on Durham Road provides a playground, lake, and community centre.[6] There are various other parks and reserves throughout the suburb.

Kilsyth is home to a range of sporting teams and facilities:[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kilsyth (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 April 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Community Snapshots: Kilsyth" (PDF). Yarra Ranges Council. February 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  4. ^ Kilsyth Primary School, History, archived from the original on 18 July 2008, retrieved 1 September 2008
  5. ^ "Search for an education provider on the State Register". Victorian Registrations & Qualifications Authority. State of Victoria (Department of Education and Training). 27 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Elizabeth Bridge Reserve". Yarra Ranges Council. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Eastern Football League". Full Point Footy. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  8. ^ "Eastwood". Golf Select. Retrieved 5 November 2009.

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1972 Birthday Honours

The 1972 Queen's Birthday Honours were appointments to orders and decorations of the Commonwealth realms to reward and highlight citizens' good works, on the occasion of the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. They were announced in supplements to the London Gazette of 23 May 1972 for the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Mauritius, Fiji, and Barbados. At this time honours for Australians were awarded both in the United Kingdom honours on the advice of the premiers of Australian states, and also in a separate Australia honours list.The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour, and arranged by honour, with classes (Knight, Knight Grand Cross, etc.) and then divisions (Military, Civil, etc.) as appropriate.

2004 Birthday Honours

The Birthday Honours 2004 for the Commonwealth realms were announced on 11 June 2004 for the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the Cook Islands and elsewhere to celebrate the Queen's Birthday of 2004.

The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour, and arranged firstly by the country whose ministers advised the Queen on the appointments, then by honour, with classes (Knight, Knight Grand Cross, etc.) and then divisions (Military, Civil, etc.) as appropriate.

2008 Australian Club Championships

The 2008 Australian Club Championships (ACC) brought together the best men's and women's basketball teams from the Waratah League, South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL), Queensland Australian Basketball League (QABL), Central Australian Basketball League (CABL) and Big V competitions for their shot at national glory, with the event held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

By the tournament's conclusion, the Rockhampton Rockets were crowned as the best male basketball club in Australia while the Townsville Flames were crowned women's champions for the second year in succession. The tournament marked the final year of National Finals in Australian state basketball after the Australian Basketball Association was disbanded following the 2008 season.

Arnold Buntine

Martyn Arnold Buntine (27 December 1898 – 26 February 1975) was an Australian headmaster and Australian rules footballer who played for the St Kilda Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).After retiring from football he attended Melbourne University, before obtaining a PhD in Education from the University of Edinburgh. Returning to Melbourne he started teaching at Scotch College, Melbourne before becoming the headmaster of Camberwell Grammar School. In 1931 he moved to Western Australia to be the headmaster of Hale School. During World War II he served in the 2/28th Battalion as a captain, serving in Tobruk and Syria. Promoted to Major and then Lieutenant-Colonel he was put in charge of the 2/11th Battalion. In 1944 he returned to Hale School, before being appointed headmaster of Geelong College in 1945.Buntine was the son of educationalist Walter Murray Buntine (1866–1953) of Caulfield Grammar School, for whom the Buntine Oration is named. He was married to Gladys (Jim) Buntine, who was the Australian Chief Commissioner of Girl Guides from 1962 until 1968. Their son was educationalist Robert Buntine of The Kings School and Newington College.

Barrie Dexter

Barrie Graham Dexter (15 July 1921 – 13 April 2018) was an Australian senior diplomat and public servant in the Department of External Affairs and the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

Deborah Vernon Hackett

Deborah Vernon Buller Murphy (née Drake-Brockman, previously Hackett and Moulden; 18 June 1887 – 16 April 1965), best known as Lady Hackett or Lady Moulden, was an Australian community worker, philanthropist, and mining investor. Born in West Guildford, Western Australia, on 18 June 1887, she was the daughter of surveyor Frederick Slade Drake-Brockman and heroine Grace Vernon Bussell and younger sister of Edmund Drake-Brockman.On 3 August 1905, at the age of 18, she married (Sir) John Winthrop Hackett (1848-1916), who was forty years her senior. He was a newspaper proprietor, newspaper editor, and prominent Western Australian politician. They had a son, also named John Winthrop Hackett (later General Sir John Hackett (1910-1997) commander-in-chief of the British Army on the Rhine before becoming principal of King's College London upon retirement), and four daughters. Hackett senior died in 1916 leaving a large estate to his family, and a large endowment to the University of Western Australia.

On 10 April 1918 Lady Hackett, now aged 30, married (Sir) Frank Beaumont Moulden and moved to Adelaide; she was Lady Mayoress of Adelaide 1919-1921, and became Lady Moulden in 1922. Moulden died after a cerebral haemorrhage on 8 April 1932. "Having no children, he helped to raise his wife's five and the three of his late brother".In 1923 Lady Moulden became interested in tantalite, a rare mineral found in the Northern Territory and at Wodgina in Western Australia. Tantalite was scarce throughout the world, and the price of tantalum was enormous; she saw the wealth that it could bring to Australia, particularly if it was processed in Australia, but the government was not particularly interested in the idea. She founded Tantalite Ltd which was incorporated in 1932. In World War II her tantalum was used in developing radar; the need for it became so obvious to the previously reluctant Commonwealth government that it resumed Tantalite Ltd for the duration of the war.In 1932, the University of Western Australia conferred upon her an honorary Doctorate of Laws. The degree was awarded in absentia due to the recent death of Sir Frank Moulden.On 27 June 1936 she married Basil Buller Murphy, a barrister nine years her junior; she became known as Dr Buller Murphy. He died 10 March 1963. She died at her home, Lordello, (in Kilsyth, Victoria) on 16 April 1965 and was buried in Karrakatta cemetery, Perth.

Eastern Football League (Australia)

The Eastern Football League (known prior to 1997 as the Eastern Districts Football League) is an Australian rules football league, based in the eastern suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne.

Following a restructure during 2018, the league now consists of five divisions with 45 clubs. Premier and First Division have 10 clubs each, Second and Third Divisions have eight clubs each, and Fourth Division has nine with the admission of Croydon North-MLOC for 2019.

Electoral district of Kilsyth

Kilsyth was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria. It was a 41 km² electorate located in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, encompassing the suburbs of Bayswater North and Croydon South and parts of the suburbs of Kilsyth, Lilydale and Montrose. The electorate had a population of 52,701 at the 2001 census.

Kilsyth was created as a nominally Liberal seat at the 2002 election. It was contested at that election by Liberal MP Lorraine Elliott, whose nearby electorate of Mooroolbark had been abolished in the redistribution. Elliott was not expected to face a serious challenge at the election, but amidst a statewide Labor landslide, was defeated in a major upset by Labor candidate Dympna Beard. Beard's narrow victory left Kilsyth as one of the most marginal seats in the state, and she faced an extremely close race at the 2006 election. The final result was not known for several days, with Liberal candidate David Hodgett eventually being declared the victor by 185 votes. In 2010, Hodgett was returned with a significantly increased margin and over 60% of the 2PP vote.

Jim Buntine

Gladys Selby "Jim" Buntine (née Spurling; 7 September 1901 – 15 July 1992) was the Australian Chief Commissioner of Girl Guides from 1962 until 1968.

Kilsyth Football Club

Kilsyth Football Club, nicknamed Cougars, is an Australian rules football club based in Kilsyth, Victoria, which plays in the Eastern Football League. The club is most notable for its three-year stint in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) second division in the 1980s.

Kilsyth South, Victoria

Kilsyth South is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Maroondah. At the 2016 Census, Kilsyth South had a population of 2,988. The bushland of the suburb is the only place where the Kilsyth South Spider Orchid is found.

List of shortwave radio broadcasters

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Victoria Na

Victoria "Vicky" Na (born 23 March 1991) is an Australian badminton player. She is from Indonesian and Thai descent. She has won an Australian age national championship and participated in several international badminton competitions. Na made her Australian national badminton team debut in 2011 and has been named to the Australian 2012 Summer Olympics badminton team. She is currently ranked number 1 nationally (female).

Suburbs of the Shire of Yarra Ranges


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