The eastern region of Melbourne stretches from the leafy middle and outer ring suburbs such as Glen Waverley, Doncaster, Box Hill and Ringwood, to townships like Yarra Junction and Olinda in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
Characterised by the transition from well-established suburbs to semi-rural and rural landscapes, the eastern region includes the six local government areas of Monash, Whitehorse, Knox, Maroondah, Manningham and Yarra Ranges.
The region is the traditional home of the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nations.
Residents enjoy a choice of health and recreation facilities, local and regional shopping destinations, and access to leading schools, universities and other tertiary institutions.
The region’s economy is significant, containing 16% of Greater Melbourne’s jobs and a contribution of $57,333 million Gross Regional Product (GRP), or 16% of Melbourne’s total.