Suburb Profiles

Blackburn North

Blackburn North is located north of Springfield Road, For sports and recreation, head to Slater Reserve and Koonung Reserve. Slater Reserve has a Netball Association, while Koonung Reserve has cricket nets, a cricket/football oval, tennis club and soccer field. It is the sporting home of several cricket and football teams, including the Nunawading Football Club. Koonung Cottage Neighbourhood House offers educational programs, health and wellbeing activities, support groups, childcare, children’s programs and a meeting place for community groups.
The local schools and preschools are: New Hope Baptist Preschool, Katrina Preschool, Old Orchard Primary School and St.Phillips Catholic Primary School.

Blackburn North does not have its own major shopping centre, but offers easy access to North Blackburn Square Shopping Centre (which, despite the name, is actually located in Blackburn) and Westfield Shopping Centre in Doncaster.
Several buses run through the suburb to the nearby public transport hub at Box Hill, where a bus terminus, tram terminus and Box Hill Station can be found. Blackburn Station can be reached by bus from North Blackburn. On its northern boundary is the Eastern Freeway, along which also runs a bicycle track, the Koonung Creek Trail.

Several buses run through the suburb to the nearby public transport hub at Box Hill, where a bus terminus, tram terminus and Box Hill Station can be found. Blackburn Station can be reached by bus from North Blackburn. On its northern boundary is the Eastern Freeway, along which also runs a bicycle track, the Koonung Creek Trail.North is located north of Springfield Road, For sports and recreation, head to Slater Reserve and Koonung Reserve. Slater Reserve has a Netball Association, while Koonung Reserve has cricket nets, a cricket/football oval, tennis club and soccer field. It is the sporting home of several cricket and football teams, including the Nunawading Football Club. Koonung Cottage Neighbourhood House offers educational programs, health and wellbeing activities, support groups, childcare, children’s programs and a meeting place for community groups.