HEIDELBERG

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Population   
5,714 (2011)
   
Local Government
City of Banyule
   
Area
2.7 km² (1.0 sq mi)

Location
11 km (7 mi) from Melbourne

Suburbs around Heidelberg
Rosanna
Heidelberg
Eaglemont
Heidelberg Heights
Ivanhoe
Viewbank
Bulleen

Area Profile
Heidelberg is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. At the 2011 Census, Heidelberg had a population of 5,714.

Once a large town on Melbourne's fringe, Heidelberg was absorbed into Melbourne as part of the latter's northward expansion after World War II. Heidelberg once had its own historic Central Business District and its own municipality in the former City of Heidelberg.

It was named after the German city of Heidelberg.

Transport
Private car is the main form of transport in Heidelberg. The main roads are Burgundy Street (also the main street), Rosanna Road, Upper Heidelberg Road and Banksia Street (which flows from the Route 40 Highway).

Heidelberg railway station is located in the suburb, on the Hurstbridge line and served by Metro Trains Melbourne.

A local bus transport hub services the area.

There is a network of on-road and segregated bicycle facilities, including the Main Yarra Trail.