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Suburb Profile: Northcote

June 2, 2021

In visualising the kind of life that you’d have, looking into the property alone is not as encouraging as assessing the neighbourhood as a whole. Today, we’re going to look at the surrounding establishments around Northcote which makes it a good community to live in.

Northcote, a multicultural and all-inclusive neighborhood gives off a welcoming vibe to everyone from all walks of life. This is probably the reason why our grandmas and grandpas prefer to stay in this suburb. Lively and chirpy, that’s how Northcote is to its residents with the never-ending rosters of cafes, bars and retail establishments to choose from. Your eyes are also in for a treat with the immaculate Edwardian and Period houses and mansions  that pepper the streets.

High Schools

Established in 1926, Northcote High School is a highly successful co-educational school with strong traditions, a comprehensive co-curricular program and a rich intellectual culture.

Santa Maria College is a progressive Catholic secondary school for girls. Established in Northcote in 1904 by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, Santa Maria has a long tradition of empowering girls and young women to be fearless in their learning, to stand together on issues of equity, diversity and justice, and to take their rightful place in society.


Primary Schools

Northcote School has existed on the present site since 1886, the new school building opened its doors to pupils in September 2000. In recent years they have added a series of extensions to their facilities due to the growing demand for places and to enrich their curriculum provision.

Westgarth Primary School acknowledges that the behaviour of staff, parents, teachers and students have an impact in the school community and culture. They acknowledge a shared responsibility to create a positive learning environment for the children and young people at school.

St Joseph’s Primary School is a learning community that values a culture of excellence and a passion for life-long learning. Catholic and multi-faith families welcome as they embrace positive partnerships between school, home and parish.

St. Christopher’s School is a Catholic school dedicated to the development of the whole child where all programs are underpinned by the Gospel values. They aim to challenge children to reach their potential through a broad curriculum tailored to meet every child’s individual needs.

Croxton School is a government Prep – Year 12 school catering for students with a mild intellectual disability. It provides a safe and supportive learning environment where students are challenged to achieve and reach their full potential.

St Bernadette’s Primary School is a Catholic school under the pastoral care of the Paulist Missionaries. It is located in North Sunshine in the west of Melbourne.



The Espresso Room lives and breathes excellence in food and coffee. They are passionate about quality local produce, always sourcing the very best fresh food available.

Bicycle Thieves is named after a 1948 film in which an unemployed man has his bike stolen in Rome. It’s a tribute to Northcote’s Italian heritage.

Nestled in the heart of Northcote on High Street is Tinker, the home of mischievous dreamers. Tinker dreams big when it comes to their modern take on Melbourne brunch classics and coffee culture.



Aside from the superb food, Estelle has a venue designed to suit all occasions.

Primo offers the best gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and meat pizza in the area.

Plant Based Middle Eastern Cuisine inspired by the streets of Tel Aviv

Modern Greek food in a stylish modern restaurant awaits at Laiko in Melbourne. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, with all menus featuring a mix of traditional and modern Greek food.

Brother Bon is a 100% vegan restaurant catering for those with food allergies.

Aside from the delicious food they offer, they also pride themselves for being solar powered and for paying fair wages.



Northcote Plaza Shopping Centre is a sub regional shopping centre located in Northcote, lying approximately 5 kilometres north of the Melbourne Central Business District.

With over 320 fashion, food and lifestyle stores, Northland is Melbourne’s largest shopping destination in the northern suburbs. 



All Nations Park is a contemporary 13 hectare regional park created on the site of the former ‘Northcote Landfill’. Situated behind Northcote Shopping Plaza the elevated site provides views, which are a striking feature of the park.

Previously known as Batman Park, Gumbri Park is well-known for its luscious greenery and space for celebrations of all sorts, or even just a casual stroll.

This is the home ground for Northcote Junior Football Club aka The Cougars.

Johnson Park boasts of its structures that are well-loved by kids of all ages.


Beauty / Leisure

They run over 50 group fitness classes each week, offer swimming lessons to people of all ages and abilities, and provide child care services in a safe and engaging environment.

F45 Training workouts are designed to unify the muscle groups of the body and to help make you feel and perform better in all aspects of your life.

The Garden of Yoga studio is an inner city oasis of calm, colour and creativity. A nurturing and inspiring light filled space – vibrant with art, plants, music and good vibes!

  • Allure Beauty and Wax

Allure Beauty and Wax is a professional beauty services in Northcote. It specialises in beauty services such as waxing, tinting, spray tans & eyebrow sculpting.



  • Northcote Animal Hospital

Northcote Animal Hospital (NOAH) is Melbourne’s leading vet clinic, providing the best possible veterinarian care for cats, dogs and all your other pets. 

All Nations Park is a contemporary 13 hectare regional park created on the site of the former ‘Northcote Landfill’. The official opening on the 23 February, 2002 was attended by an estimated crowd of over 10,000 people. Situated behind Northcote Shopping Plaza the elevated site provides views, which are a striking feature of the park.

Our veterinary clinic provides professional and affordable health care for your pets. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations.


Join Fedja Bilic as he walks you through Northcote in this video:
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