More than 50% of Flemington’s area is taken up by the Flemington Racecourse, where the world-famous Melbourne Cup is held every November. The remaining area is home to just over 7,000 people and is bordered by the Moonee Ponds creek to the south and the Maribyrnong River to the west.
Flemington is just 4 kilometres north west of the CBD and is characterised by weatherboard cottages, Victorian era terraces and public housing estates. Its industrial past is well preserved through heritage listed buildings such as the Flemington Post Office, along with numerous former mills, factories and warehouse spaces.
Over half of Flemington’s population are migrants, and around a third of the population families. The area is popular with renters due to its location and affordability. It is largely residential, with most of the housing in the eastern half of the suburb, and the racecourse dominating the western half.