Blackburn is a suburb located 16 km from Melbourne CBD comprising of 12,796 people. With a median age of 40, this suburb consists of a large middle aged working population. Out of which more than 70% have been born in Australia and more than half of the total population is married. It is believed that this Eastern suburb of Melbourne is named after James Blackburn, an early settler who designed the Yan Yean Reservoir. Middlesborough in the west, Springfield Road in the north, the east of Blackburn Lake Sanctuary and Canterbury Road in the south, circle this humble suburb.
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Blackburn is home to the Aussie Rules Football team Blackburn Panthers, also known as “The Burners”, who are competing in the Eastern Football League. This suburb has a largely proactive and friendly population. Furthermore, the suburb flaunts local teams for various sports such as the Blackburn North and South Cricket Club, Laburnum Cricket Club, Blackburn Soccer Club, Blackburn North Baptist Soccer Club, Blackburn South Netball Club, St. Thomas Netball Club, Laburnum Netball Club, Blackburn Netball Club and Blackburn Lake Netball Club. Not leaving Tennis and Basketball, the Blackburn Tennis Club and Blackburn Vikings, who are playing in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (for juniors) and the Big V competition (for seniors), proudly represent Blackburn’s sporting diversity.
Two railway stations, namely, Laburnum and Blackburn station, service Blackburn. Popular with families, this suburb has some renowned schools such as the Laburnum Primary School, Blackburn Primary School, Old Orchard Primary School, St. Thomas the Apostle Primary School, Blackburn High School and Blackburn Lake Primary school. The Blackburn creek and the Blackburn lake sanctuary is a nature lover’s paradise with a lake right in the middle of the sanctuary. It is a great spot to spend your weekend relaxing under the sun and playing sports and games with your loved ones. Blackburn is also home to the Nerve Centre, an establishment with over 55 years of insight about Multiple Sclerosis. This initiative offers advice to people challenged with this disease. Another great place in close vicinity of this suburb is the Box Hill shopping hub, located just two train stops away.