Keilor Road - Essendon North

Keilor Road/North Essendon is a linear neighbourhood linking the eastern parts of the municipality to the western region. Following the alignment of Keilor Road as it radiates west from the end of Mt Alexander Road, the neighbourhood is well serviced by the tram to Airport West.

Did you know 20% of Keilor Road/Essendon North residents’ daily energy consumption exceeds the target of 5kWh - for more information download the fact sheet (pdf, 13.3KB).


Here is a list of local events and programs happening throughout Keilor Road/Essendon North.

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Harry Potter book night

Friday 8 February, 5.45pm-7.30pm at Niddrie Library

Young fans of Harry, Hermione and Ron are invited to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s wonderful series. There will be potion classes, wand making, horcrux hunts and much more. Costumes are welcome!
This event is for children in grades 2 to 6 only! Free, bookings necessary.

Book online or call 8325 1925

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.

Niddrie History Walk

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 2pm-3pm at Niddrie Library

Join our Community Heritage Librarian for a gentle guided walk. Walkers will leave from Niddrie Library and visit points of historical interest in Keilor Road and the nearby area. Free, bookings necessary.

Book online or call 8325 1925

Essendon North Craft Market

Last Saturday of the month from 9am – 1pm at 1059 Mt Alexander Road, North Essendon

Essendon North Farmers Market

Third Sunday of the month from 8am – 1pm at Lincoln Park, corner of Leake Street and Richardson Streets, Essendon


Find and connect with others from the Keilor Road/Essendon North community!

Childcare & Kindergarten

Essendon Early Learning Centre & Kindergarten

North Essendon Kindergarten

Community Halls

Doutta Gala Community Hall

Address: 51 Kerferd Street, North Essendon

Woodlands Park House

Address: 32 Winifred Street, Essendon

Niddrie Library

Address: 483 Keilor Road, Niddrie

Phone: 8325 1925

Niddrie Neighbourhood Centre (Niddrie Community Hub)

Address: 3-15 Matthews Avenue, Niddrie


Essendon North Primary School

Get active

Get Active with Keilor Road/Essendon North clubs and sporting groups.

Doutta Galla Bowls Club

Doutta Galla Tennis Club

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.

Explore Keilor Road/Essendon North

Explore the Keilor Road/Essendon North neighbourhood.

Anzac commemorative street names in Moonee Valley

Moonee Valley’s Anzac heritage has been further strengthened with a series of commemorative street signs installed at 12 locations in Ascot Vale and Essendon.

View the street locations on our interactive map by selecting the Anzac streets layer.

Dog off-leash park

Spring Gully Reserve is designated as a dog off-leash park by Moonee Valley City Council’s local laws.

Local parks and reserves

Main parks

Woodlands Park

Woodlands Park is a popular picnic spot with barbecue facilities. It also has plenty of open space perfect for kicking a footy or other sporting activities, as well as playground for children.


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 Keilor Road / Essendon North this includes:

Cliff Allison Reserve

L T Thompson Reserve

Lincoln Park

Spring Gully Reserve

Woodlands Park (eastern & western sides of the park)

Public Toilets

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

Lincoln Park, 66-68 Lincoln Road, Essendon

Niddrie Junction (recently upgraded), 29 Ross Street, Niddrie

Woodlands Park, 141A Woodland Street, Essendon

Steele Creek: Airport West to Keilor Park

Water stations

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

Last updated: Friday, 18 January 2019, 5:20 AM