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Suburb Profile: Ivanhoe

September 3, 2021
Ivanhoe, VIC

Known as the prestigious and leafy old suburb in the Northeast of Melbourne, Ivanhoe is truly unique and well-loved by its residents. It is famed for its large mansions and historic homes. But no matter how populated it is with these aesthetically pleasing homes, it is still a home to new townhouses and designer apartments which makes it more distinct.

Get to know more about Ivanhoe with this community guide:

Primary Schools

For over 150 years, Ivanhoe Primary School has been providing quality education to children through their home-school partnership which contributes to the high level of their student’s achievement.

This primary school that has been serving the local Ivanhoe community for almost 100 years is situated in the heart of the suburb. It is positioned in a leafy, quiet and safe residential area, close to the beautiful Darebin Parklands.

Secondary Schools

Serving their campuses in Ivanhoe, Doreen and Macleod, Ivanhoe Grammar School has grown to be one of Melbourne’s leading private schools at present.

With the opportunity to educate girls academically, socially and culturally, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School prides itself on being on the academe for more than 117 years already.


This train station serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe. It went through an upgrade and became a premium station in 1996.

Just 2 minutes away from Ivanhoe Station, trains arrive in Darebin station every 20 minutes.


A cafe as good as a local diner where locals gather for a serene lunch or a glass of wine.

Seving Ivanhoe with their tall, dark and wholesome coffee for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

A cultured cafe tucked away in Melbourne’s leafiest suburb, The Foreigner is a local spot that serves Instagram-worthy dishes and fine coffee.

This cafe is unique on its own with its menu based around Middle Eastern and Southern Mediterranean flavours and spices.


As a part of Ivanhoe’s dining and lifestyle culture since the 90’s, Woodfire Pizzeria and Cucina continued to expand its offerings aside from their signature Italian dishes.

This restaurant is true to its mission of providing high quality artisan style food using time-honoured methods.

The restaurant name translates to “Everything goes” in Italian. True to its name, the menu in Vatuto offers diversity in flavor from all corners of the world.


If you are looking for boutique retail stores, cosy cafes and restaurants, Eas Ivanhoe Village is the place for you.


Enhanced by Darebin Creek running through Darebin Parklands, this reserve exudes some country feel.

Sparks Reserve is a great place to run, walk or just relax with your friends or kids.

If you are into bird watching while being surrounded by abundant flora and fauna, Chelsworth Park is worth a visit.

This golf course is an 18 hole, par 68 golf course located alongside the Yarra River, northeast of the Melbourne CBD.


Ivanhoe Aquatic Centre features 3 pools, a spa, sauna and a fully-equipped gymnasium.

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