Camberwell is a suburb 9 kilometres east of Melbourne’s Central Business District. Nearly 23,000 people call this suburb home. 66.9% of the population were born in Australia and 72.6% of people only speak English at home.
Camberwell Junction was named by one of the early settlers who was reminded of the similar three road intersection in London’s district of Camberwell.
Though the area was originally agricultural, Camberwell is now one of the most well-established of Melbourne's affluent suburbs. Camberwell has a lively pace to its lifestyle. Burke Road is a bustling hub of shops, restaurants and cafes, with trams trundling along the length of its 600 metres. The train station is positioned midway between Camberwell Road and Canterbury Road. Its numerous hidden cafes and shops entice people to this suburb with the Camberwell Market adding to its appeal. The Sunday market draws bargain hunters in search of vintage clothes, and the range of esoteric and preloved treasures that are sold at the stalls. As Camberwell is one of the city’s older and more prestigious suburbs, you’ll find many exquisite Victorian and Edwardian homes in the area, many with lush, heritage gardens befitting the leafy streets. With its lively shopping strip, restaurants, cinemas, good public transport, excellent schools and proximity to the city, this suburb is packed with all the modern amenities anyone could want.
This leafy suburb is considered one of Melbourne’s prestigious suburbs with several parks, reserves, and playgrounds. These include the famous Frog Hollow Reserve, Fordham Gardens, Cooper Reserve, Bowen Gardens, Lynden Park, Highfield Park, Riversdale Park and Willison Park.
Some of the historical buildings include the Camberwell Post Office which was opened in October 1864 and the Camberwell Town Hall that was built during the Victorian period in 1891 in a classical style. The façade of the former State Savings Bank at 851 Burke Road Camberwell was designed by the famous architects Sydney Smith & Ogg in Romanesque revival style and is one of the most important architectural heritage sights on Burke Road’s shopping precinct. The Camberwell railway station was opened in April 1882 and was subsequently demolished and rebuilt in 1919 in Edwardian style.
In addition, the suburb has ten churches which are Camberwell South Anglican Church, St Dunstan's Anglican, St John's Anglican, St Mark's Anglican, Our Lady of Victories Basilica, St Dominic's Catholic Church Salvation Army, Methodist, Presbyterian, Greek Orthodox, Church of Christ and Baptist Church and Camberwell Baptist Church.
Camberwell is well-serviced by public transport, with three rail lines, three tram routes and three bus services operating throughout the suburb. Being such a family-friendly area, there are a good number of schools to choose from. Some of which include:
Camberwell South Primary School
Camberwell High School
Camberwell Girls Grammar School
St Dominic's Catholic Primary School
Camberwell is an ideal location to settle in with its proximity to the city and its many conveniences. So, pack your belongings and move here to enjoy all the excitement this suburb has to offer. You can make the move easy with SmartBox. The mobile storage unit is available for just $99 a month. It will be delivered to your home for you to pack up and we will store the contents safely until you decide to call for it again.