The Essendon neighbourhood is focused around the Essendon Junction activity centre which comprises commercial and a social/sporting focus to the east and west of Mt Alexander Road, the Essendon Station, Rose Street and Buckley Street.

Did you know 22% of people in Essendon were born overseas - for more information download the fact sheet (pdf, 13.3MB)


Here is a list of local events and programs happening throughout Essendon.

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Valley View online

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Manage and Motivate Staff through a HR Process Workshop

Wednesday, 23 January, 9am-4.30pm

Key Business Advisors, Level 1 213/219 Buckley Street, Essendon. Register now.

Essendon Quilters - Evening Sit & Sew

Wednesday 23 January 2019, 7.30pm-10pm at The Masonic Hall, 840 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds.

Masterclass Sales Training Workshop

Thursday, 24 January, 9am-4.30pm

Key Business Advisors, Level 1 213/219 Buckley Street, Essendon. Register now.

Stories and Seedlings in the Park

Tuesday 26 February, 2pm - 3pm at Woodlands Park

Share the joy of planting and growing food with your children. With help from The Sage Garden children will plant seedlings and decorate their own pots to take home. Children can also join in Moonee Valley Libraries story time in the park.

Make sure to bring a rug, hat, sunscreen and an afternoon snack. Children of all ages are welcome.

Moonee Valley Festival - Woodlands by Twilight

Saturday 2 March, 4pm–9.30pm at Woodlands Park

Pack your picnic and sit back and relax amongst the beautiful surrounds of Woodlands Park for a twilight concert for the whole family to enjoy. With free activities for the kids and entertainment from Australian and local musicians including Jetty Road, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Community Cycle Pop Up event

Friday 15 March, 4pm - 7pm at Essendon Traffic School, Cnr Albion and Lawson Streets, Essendon

This event is in partnership with Victoria Police and Active you.

Immunisation sessions 2019

Bradshaw Street Community Hall, 9-11 Bradshaw Street


Find and connect with others from the Essendon community!

Childcare & Kindergartens

Antrim Day Care

Montgomery Park Kindergarten

Northwest Montessori Preschool

Essendon Lions Club

Essendon Quilters

For member convenience, EQI holds both day and night time meetings each month (except January) at The Masonic Hall, 840 Mt. Alexander Road. Moonee Ponds. Entrance Fee: $4.00 for members and visitors (visitors are welcome to attend two meetings).

Essendon Traffic School

Essendon Traffic School is a mini road set up for kids aged two to ten years, complete with road signs, railway bells and traffic lights. It is a safe place for kids to practice riding their bicycles and learn about road rules.  We provide for education sessions, private hire for parties and fundraisers, and public sessions.

Euchre at Windy Hill

Every Tuesday from 7.30 - 9.30pm. Enjoy a great social night out playing cards. Free supper provided, weekly & aggregate prizes.  All welcome.

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek (FoMPC)

Probus Clubs

Essendon Buckley Park Ladies Probus Club

Meets every second Wednesday of the month from 9.45am at Essendon Football Club, Windy Hill.

Essendon Central Probus Club

Meets every third Monday of the month from 10.00am at Essendon Football Club, Windy Hill.

Essendon Probus Club

Meets every second Tuesday of the month from 10.00am at Essendon Football Club, Windy Hill.


Essendon Primary School

Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School

St. Columba’s College

St. Therese’s Primary School

Trieste Social Club Melbourne

Get active

Get Active with Essendon clubs and sporting groups

Aberfeldie Bowls Club

Essendon Auskick

Essendon Bowls Club

Essendon Bushwalking Club

Essendon Croquet Club

Essendon Football Club (AFL Club)

Essendon Cricket Club (Victorian Premier Cricket)

Essendon Netball Club

Essendon Squash & Racquetball 

Fitbit Cardio Tennis

Fitbit Cardio Tennis is a fun, social, group tennis - fitness program for people of all ages. Find your nearest workout.

Healthy ageing exercise programs

We offer a range of affordable classes to improve the health and wellbeing of senior residents (aged 65 years and over, people with disability or carers). Find out more.

Moonee Valley Bicycle User Group (MooneeBUG)

MooneeBUG is a voluntary community organisation that represents bicycle riders within the City of Moonee Valley. They are committed to improving cycling opportunities for everyone.

The BUG committee meets occasionally but mainly communicates by email with their website being a central point for events and contacts.

Moonee Valley Walkers

Robynmore Calisthenics College

St Therese's Tennis Club

Windy Hill Fitness Centre

Explore Essendon

Explore the Essendon neighbourhood.

Local parks and reserves


Explore and experience what playgrounds Moonee Valley has to offer.

Public BBQs

Our parks and reserves offer a range of great facilities, including free barbeques! In Essendon this includes:

Five Mile Creek Reserve

Montgomery Park (in the main park, western side and north east corner)

Woodlands Park (eastern & western sides of the park)

Public Toilets

Access to public toilets can be important when exploring. Opening hours.

Montgomery Park, 94-114 Tennyson Street, Essendon

Walking trails

Moonee Ponds Heritage Trail (pdf, 1.68MB)

Queens Park Heritage Trail (pdf, 1.81MB)

Woodlands Napier walk map (pdf, 2.06MB)

Water stations

Thirsty? Free drinking water stations are being installed across Moonee Valley. Learn More.

Last updated: Monday, 21 January 2019, 12:16 AM