Doncaster 3108

Doncaster, formerly an orchard area, is now mostly residential.

It was first settled in the 1840s, and early settlers earned income from timber and fire wood, but the orchards soon predominated, growing citrus, pome and stone fruits. Fruit growing remained prosperous until the depression and the rural landscape was only a little altered by suburban growth until postwar years.

Between 1950 and 1955 the shire’s population grew at an annual average of 5%, and in the next five years the annual average growth was 28%. In 1963 G. J. Coles and Co. Ltd. acquired a nine acre site at Whites corner, at the intersection of Doncaster and Williamsons Roads, which is now the home to Westfield Doncaster.

Doncaster Hill, covering 58 hectares centered on the intersection of Doncaster Road and Williamsons/Tram Road, is set to be the civic heart of Manningham. Adopted in February 2002, the Doncaster Hill Strategy is Manningham City Council’s response to increased demand for more appropriate, sustainable and diverse housing options that accommodate the municipality’s changing demographic and social needs. Doncaster Hill is a 20-year strategy that plans to attract 4000 new residential apartments and five million extra visitors a year. The Hill is envisaged as a mixed-use sustainable urban village with a strong sense of place and a community-focused lifestyle.

Property prices* for houses and units in Doncaster

Mar 2011 Median Mar 2010 Median Dec 2010 Median Quarterly Change Annual Change
$780,000 $804,500 $795,000 -1.9% -3.0%

*Based on sales reported to Australian Property Monitors

Surrounding locations

Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Bullen, Doncaster East, Warrandyte, Park Orchards, Donvale


Birralee Primary School

Heyington Avenue
P: 9848 4996
F: 9848 7425

Doncaster Primary School

2-12 Council Street
P: 9848 1122
F: 9840 2664

Doncaster Secondary College

123 Church Road
P: 9848 4677
F: 9840 1390


Ruffey Lake Park, Burgundy Drive, Marshall Avenue Reserve, Park Avenue Reserve, Schramms Reserve, Timber Ridge Reserve, Wilsons Rd Reserve

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Doncaster Westfield Shopping Centre

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