Where is the City of Merri-bek?

Map of Merri-bekLocation and size

Moreland is a municipality in the inner north of Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Australia.

The City of Merri-bek covers 50.9 square kilometres and is one of Melbourne’s most populous municipalities with more than 160,000 people.

The City of Merri-bek lies between 4 and 14 kilometres north of central Melbourne.

It is bordered by the Moonee Ponds Creek to the west, Merri Creek to the east, Park Street to the south and the Western Ring Road to the north. 

Suburbs and postcodes

The City of Merri-bek covers the suburbs of:

Brunswick 3056
Brunswick East 3057
Brunswick West 3055
Coburg 3058
Coburg North 3058
Fawkner 3060
Glenroy 3046
Gowanbrae 3043
Hadfield 3046
Oak Park 3046
Pascoe Vale 3044
Pascoe Vale South 3044
Fitzroy North (small section) 3068
Tullamarine (small section) 3043


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Formation of Merri-bek City

Moreland City was formed on 22 June 1994, by the amalgamation of Brunswick City and Coburg City. On 15 December 1994 it was expanded by the addition of the southern parts of Broadmeadows City - Glenroy, Oak Park, Fawkner and Hadfield.

Moreland is a locality situated either side of the boundary between the former municipalities of Brunswick and Coburg, around the Merri-bek train station, and was selected as the name of the new amalgamated City.

Moreland locality was named after the land purchased in 1839, from Robert Hoddle’s survey, by Farquhar McCrae, magistrate and speculator. McCrae (the brother-in-law of Georgiana McCrae), named his property Merri-bek after the place of birth of his father in Jamaica. McCrae built his La Rose home on the elevated area west of Merri-bek (Coonans Hill), in 1842, at 22 Le Cateau Street. It is on the Australian and Victorian heritage registers. See Victorian Places for further details.