Caulfield, Victoria

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Caulfield is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°53′02″S 145°01′36″E / 37.8840°S 145.0266°E / -37.8840; 145.0266Coordinates: 37°53′02″S 145°01′36″E / 37.8840°S 145.0266°E / -37.8840; 145.0266
Population5,595 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3,730/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
Area1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Location12 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Glen Eira
State electorate(s)Caulfield
Federal Division(s)Melbourne Ports
Suburbs around Caulfield:
Caulfield North Caulfield North Caulfield East
Elsternwick Caulfield Caulfield East
Elsternwick Caulfield South Glen Huntly

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.

Caulfield is best known as the location of Caulfield Racecourse and the Caulfield campus of Monash University.

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.[2]

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.

Trains connect the suburb to the city via the major transport interchange, Caulfield railway station at Caulfield East.

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.

Helen Shardey is the Liberal State Member for Caulfield.

Sport[change | change source]

Caulfield has an football team playing in the Southern Football League.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Caulfield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 October 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. Full Point Footy, Southern Football League, retrieved 2008-10-21

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