18,852 (2011)

Local Government
City of Moonee Valley
6.2 km² (2.4 sq mi)

10 km (6 mi) from Melbourne

Suburbs around Essendon
Essendon North
Essendon West, Niddrie
Moonee Ponds
Brunswick West
Moonee Ponds
Pascoe Vale South

Area Profile
Essendon is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km north-west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2011 Census, Essendon had a population of 18,852.

Essendon is bounded in the west by Hoffmans Road, in the north by Keilor Road and Woodland Street, in the east by the Moonee Ponds Creek, and in the south by Buckley Street (except for a small section further south bordering Moonee Ponds).

The number 59 tram provides public transport along Mount Alexander and Keilor Roads to the city.

Train services are available from Essendon Station on Rose Street, Glenbervie Station on Glass Street, and Strathmore Station on Woodland Street railway stations on the Craigieburn railway line.

Bus services are also available from Essendon railway station with several routes ending at the station or continuing through to Moonee Ponds.

The suburb is bordered on the south west by the Maribyrnong River Trail, and on the east and north by the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail. Both are used by commuting and recreational cyclists.