|Population||5,595 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3,730/km2 (9,700/sq mi)|
|Area||1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)|
|Location||12 km (7 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Glen Eira|
|Federal Division(s)||Melbourne Ports|
Caulfield is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 miles south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Glen Eira. In 2006 there were 4790 people living in Caulfied.
The boundaries of Caulfield are Kooyong Road in the west, Glen Eira Road in the north, Glenhuntly Road in the south and Booran Road in the east.
History[change | change source]
It is not known why the area was called Caulfield, but it is probably linked with Baron Caulfeild of Ireland. John Caulfield was an early settler in the colony of Victoria. The name Caulfield was in use by 1853, and the early maps always place it somewhere around the racecourse.
The whole area was named the Caulfield Road District in 1857. Caulfield Post Office opened on 1 January 1863 and closed in 1974. Caulfield Junction Post Office opened in 1923 and is still open.
Parks and Open Space[change | change source]
Caulfield Park is a large Victorian era garden between by Hawthorn, Balaclava and Inkerman Roads. It has a war memorial, a decorative lake and playing fields for various sports.
Public transport[change | change source]
Caulfield is one of Melbourne's suburbs most serviced by public transport.
Trams service North, South and East Caulfield with route 67 (along Glenhuntly Road) route 64 (along Hawthorn Road), crossing Hawthorn Road at both Balaclava Road and Glenhuntly Road and route 3 near the railway station.