Camberwell, Australia 

 

Camberwell is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located in the Municipality of Camberwell and the Victorian state administrative region of the City of Camberwell. Camberwell is located about the north-west of the Melbourne central business district, and north-west of the regional city of Werribee. 

The suburb of Camberwell is one of the oldest in Melbourne, with evidence of a settlement here dating back to 1896. Located in the western part of the city, Camberwell is home to some of the oldest and most established suburbs in the area. 

Camberwell’s history stems back to the Victorian Gold Rush in the mid-19th century. This era saw the establishment of many mines in the area as well as small settlements to support the miners. Over the years, many of these small settlements merged to form the suburb of Camberwell as it exists today. 

The name of this suburb may not ring a bell with some, but it certainly will if you’re a frequent traveler between Richmond and Camberwell. 

Camberwell is named after the Camberwell district of Surrey in England, which in turn is named after the Camberweye river that runs through the district. The suburb takes its name from the district, and not the other way around.

Camberwell Post Office opened on 30 January 1886 and was renamed Camberwell South on 20 February 1913. It was closed on 31 December 1972.

The name of the suburb is derived from the Camberweye River which runs through the district from which it gets its name. The Camberwell River’s source is in the Grampians National Park in New South Welsh and runs through the Surrey district of Camberwey before emptying into the Yarra River.

The suburb is a mix of Victorian-era homes and established apartment blocks, as well as a few newer developments in the northern and southern suburbs. The area is home to some of the city’s most beautiful gardens, parks, and reserves.

With a population of just under 66,000, Camberwell is a hidden gem in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. With its bustling cafes and hidden parks, this neighborhood is the perfect spot to explore on a Friday night. Camberwell’s location means it’s easy to explore the surrounding suburbs. Head to Hawthorn for some shopping, or head to Rye for a nice walk along the river.

Camberwell is located on the north bank of the Yarra River and is bisected by the Camberwell Canal. It is also bordered by the suburbs of Fairfield, Glen Waverley, Maribyrnong, and Mordialloc to the south, Abbotsford, and Craigieburn.

Combine your exploration with some authentic Chinese food and you’ll love Camberwell even more. The cheapest way to travel from Camberwell to Kew is by line 75 tram, ticket prices start at $4. Explore 3 further tram, taxi, and walk options at Rome2rio.