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                    The City of Melbourne municipality includes 15 suburbs that people from many cultures call home and where diverse private businesses and government organisations are located.

                    Our 37.7 km2 municipality includes most of Melbourne's famous sporting venues and major parks and gardens.

                    Although there are 15 suburbs, we've combined them into 10 small area profiles for reporting purposes.

                    City of Melbourne's suburbs
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                    • Carlton

                      Carlton is a lively suburb, well known for its many Italian cafes and restaurants along the Lygon Street Italian precinct. It is also known for its Victorian buildings and leafy parks and gardens.
                    • Docklands

                      Docklands became part of the City of Melbourne municipality in July 2007. The suburb's 200 hectares of land and water are on Victoria Harbour, west of the city centre.
                    • East Melbourne

                      East Melbourne is an established, affluent area with many 19th century homes, iconic landmarks and parks. The historic Fitzroy, Treasury and Parliament Gardens separate East Melbourne from the central city.
                    • Kensington and Flemington

                      This area consists of Kensington and a small part of neighbouring Flemington including Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds.
                    • North Melbourne

                      North Melbourne is one of the city's most dynamic and complex areas. Its residences are a mix of established and new housing with commercial, industrial, retail and community facilities scattered throughout.
                    • Parkville

                      Parkville is known for its leafy streets, heritage houses, the University of Melbourne's bustling campus, and its residential colleges for students.
                    • Port Melbourne

                      Port Melbourne is bordered by the shore of Hobsons Bay and the lower reaches of the Yarra River, and includes Fishermans Bend - a well-situated business location.
                    • Southbank

                      The small suburb of Southbank is situated on the southern side of the Yarra River. Southbank includes Southbank Promenade that stretches from Southgate shopping and dining complex to Queensbridge Square.
                    • South Yarra - west

                      Only a portion of South Yarra is located in the City of Melbourne – the area west of Punt Road. The area to the east is in Stonnington City Council.
                    • West Melbourne

                      West Melbourne is a sprawling region with the Yarra River forming part of its southern border. The east section of West Melbourne is mostly devoted to railway lines, container yards, shipping docks, and industrial, warehouse and wholesale activities. The west is mainly residential.
                    • Melbourne

                      Melbourne, including the central city, has the highest number of businesses and residents in a small area in the municipality.
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