Eleven new suburbs were gazetted by the State Government in February 2017 and changes to existing suburbs came into effect on 23 August 2017.
It's important to note that the emergency services database (ESTA), including police, fire, and ambulance, will have a record of both old and new addresses for a period of time, likewise with Australia Post.
Am I affected?
Use the NearMe feature to find out which suburb your address is in.
View a map of the new suburb boundaries(PDF, 1MB)
Suburbs within the City of Melton are:
- Bonnie Brook
- Burnside Heights
- Caroline Springs
- Diggers Rest
- Eynesbury (Shared with the City of Wyndham)
- Fraser Rise
- Hillside (Shared with the City of Brimbank)
- Melton South
- Melton West
- Mount Cottrell (Shared with the City of Wyndham)
- Parwan (Shared with the Shire of Moorabool)
- Taylors Hill
- Thornhill Park
- Toolern Vale
- Truganina (Shared with the City of Wyndham)
- Weir Views
Updating your details
Residents and property owners directly affected by the suburb name change will have received an information pack from Council. The pack provides advice and a checklist(PDF, 30KB)
to help with the transition from old suburb to new. It includes who to advise of the address change, such as insurance companies, utilities, health and medical providers, banks and VicRoads (for your licence and registration details).
However it may still take some time for all authorities, agencies and businesses to update their databases, so some patience is required.
When will the new suburbs be in place?
The 11 new suburbs came into effect on 23 August 2017.
Am I affected? Will my address change?
If you are in a directly affected area, your suburb name has changed. Affected residents and property owners should have received a letter from Council advising them of the names and boundaries.
What happens next?
If you are affected, you should have received an information pack from Council informing you of your change of address as well as a checklist to help residents with the transition from old suburb to new. This includes who to advise of the address change, such as insurance companies, utilities, health and medical providers, banks and VicRoads (for your licence and registration details).
The Office of Geographic Names has updated Vicnames, the official register of geographic names and features in Victoria. Emergency services and other government agencies, including water authorities, rely upon Vicnames for suburb and place information.
However, affected property owners are responsible for notifying organisations such as employers or financial institutions of any change of address, and for taking any other necessary actions specific to mailing, residential or business contact information.
Will my postcode change?
Residents in Fraser Rise, Deanside and Aintree have the new postcode 3336.
All other postcodes remain the same.
Will there be a change to my services?
No all services will remain the same.
How did the names get chosen?
An advisory committee compiled the list of suburb name recommendations after considering community and stakeholder feedback (which included over 16,000 votes from residents and stakeholders). The list was endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Meeting on 21 October 2014. The names and boundaries were approved by the State Government’s Office of Geographic Names in February 2017.
Why the change?
The new suburbs will be established across the growth corridor between Melton township and Caroline Springs in areas including Plumpton, Rockbank and Truganina. Smaller changes will also take in long-established localities such as Melton South and Melton West, effectively changing the address of over 5,000 homes and businesses.
The changes are needed to ensure that population growth doesn’t push suburb densities beyond 20,000 residents, and to ensure that neighbourhoods and geographic characteristics are recognised as being unique.