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Located 5km west of Melbourne with a population of 11,401, (2006 Census). Footscray has gradually become more popular as the area has gentrified and a younger population moved in to take advantage of the lower house prices in comparison to other inner ring suburbs surrounding the city. The area is largely tenanted with a significant hang over of government housing.  Industrial in nature, a lot of government money has been directed to Footscray of late in an attempt to improve the facilities and reputation. The train station is currently being updated and with the newly proposed regional train line linking the western suburbs to the city, it’s expected attract a growing population of new residents.



  • Footscray Primary School
  • Footscray North Primary School
  • Footscray City Primary School
  • St Monica’s Primary School
  • St John’s School
  • St John’s Primary School
  • Footscray City College
  • Gilmore Girls College


Footscray train station and various tram services running along Hopkins St and Leeds St


The main shopping strip in Footscray is located along Nicholson St

House Styles:

Footscray is a high density suburb. Housing is mostly period in style – double or single fronted Victorian or Edwardian. High rise apartments are common – with new developments under way. Newer style town houses have also increased as the population has grown. There is a large proportion of government housing in the area.

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