Sharing its borders with Docklands and Flemington, Footscray is 6 kilometres from the CBD, with the Footscray train station a busy hub for students attending Victoria University’s Footscray park campus. The suburb has a population of almost 17,000 people and a rich ethnic community. It’s the migrant population here than can be thanked for the bustling and well-loved Footscray markets, along with the many local interesting cafes and restaurants.Considered to be a more affordable place to live than some of its neighbours, Footscray has become popular with urban professionals, is well serviced by public transport and locals have easy access to quality health care facilities, with the 2 major hospitals within its postcode.Diversity is everything in Footscray and locals have little to want for, with good retail shopping, a major shopping centre nearby and the city just three train stops away. Thanks to its proximity to the Maribyrnong River, Footscray locals enjoy some of the best local parklands and waterways in the metro area.
City of Footscray