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)


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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)

Immunisation sessions 2019

Bradshaw Street Community Hall, 9-11 Bradshaw Street

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.

Competition terms & conditions
Rose Street Village Neighbours Night Out, Passport competition

Terms and conditions:

  1. This competition opens on Thursday 21st March 2019 and closes on Saturday 6th April 2019 at 7.30pm, EST+
  2. The entry form is referred to as a ‘Passport’ in the Rose Street Village Neighbours Night Out promotional materials (posters and dl sized flyers).
    The entry form (‘Passport’) is a tear-off, perforated element of the dl-sized event flyer.
  3. Entering the competition :

    Step 1       
    Collect an entry form (‘Passport’) from a Rose Street Essendon precinct trader, library, school or community centre, or via an Essendon-wide residential letterbox drop (commencing Thursday 21st March 2019).  

    Step 2
    Drop into the following participating Essendon businesses during business hours to have the entry form (‘Passport’) stamped (validated), collecting a minimum of eight (8) stamps by Saturday 6th April:

    • Self Serve Grocery, 7 Rose Street
    • Intrigue On Rose, 17 Rose Street
    • St Rose, 19 Rose Street
    • Gazman, 21 Rose Street
    • Benny & Me, 25 Rose Street
    • Andel Homewares, 29 Rose Street
    • First In Best Dressed, 33 Rose Street
    • Bowls Bowls Baby, 35 Rose Street
    • Brumby’s, 43 Rose Street
    • Ganache Chocolate, 47 Rose Street
    • Roks U for Hair, 85 Rose Street
    • Jiji’s Place, 87 Rose Street
    • FoodWorks, 93-97 Rose Street
    • Arthouse Direct, 114 Buckley Street
    • St Martha’s, 123 Buckley Street

    Step 3
    Complete the validated entry form
    (‘Passport’) supplying Full Name, Phone & Postcode

    Step 4
    From 4pm, Saturday 6th April 2019, drop the validated (stamped) entry form
    (‘Passport’) into the ‘Passport Competition Box’ located at:

    Main stage

    Rose Street Village Neighbours Night Out

    Rose Street Essendon
    The competition will close at 7.30pm, 6th April 2019.

  4. The winning entry will be drawn at the Rose Street Village Neighbours Night Out by the Mayor before 8.15pm, 6th April 2019.The winning entry will be based on the first entry drawn to have a minimum of eight stamps collected and entrant details completed.The winner will receive a hamper filled with goods and vouchers donated by Rose Street precinct businesses.
  5. The winner will be announced by the event M.C. at the main stage immediately following the draw.The winner must be present at the time of the draw or will forfeit their winning entry and a second entry will be drawn by the Mayor.
  6. We may share the winning entry on the Moonee Valley City Council website and the Valley View publication both online and in print, with the winner’s first name and suburb. 
  7. We may announce the winner’s first name and suburb across our corporate social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
    Council employees,
    Friendly Grocery AGI, Bentick McMann Dental, Sushi Jin 153, Intrigue On Rose, EssendonNewsagency/ Tatts/ Parcel, St Rose, Bowls Bowls Baby, VIP Nails & Spa Care, Benny And Me, Andel Homewares, Graeme A Wood Optometrist, Brumby’s Essendon, Samuel Sleigh And Associates, Ganache Chocolate, Sleek Look Hair, Wings Away, Brazel Haley Maggs Architects, Cox Partners Accounting, Perfect Massage, Roks U For Hair, Jiji’s Place, FoodWorks Essendon, Xtendbarre Essendon, St Marthas, Kate Dostan Hair, Bodywise Myotherapy & Pilates Essendon, Arthouse Art Supplies, Councillors and immediate family (including parents, siblings, spouse, siblings, children and grandchildren) are ineligible to enter.


Last updated: Monday, 17 June 2019, 6:57 AM