Canterbury is an eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 10 km from Melbourne’s Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2016 Census, Canterbury had a population of 8,056.
Canterbury is regarded as one of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs, particularly the “Golden Mile” – a term referring to a part of Mont Albert Road, running west from Balwyn Road and the avenues that connect it to Canterbury Road, specifically Monomeath Avenue, which is lined by large, century old oak trees and grand ornate mansions and is home to many notable politicians and leaders of business and industry.
Canterbury is the home to many of Victoria’s oldest and most prestigious private schools, including Camberwell Grammar School, Camberwell Girls Grammar School and Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School. Other schools include Camberwell High School, Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College and Canterbury Primary School. Canterbury contains various parks and gardens and is home to the Camberwell Hockey Club in Matlock Street. The Canterbury Sports Ground, home of cricket and Australian football, is in Chatham Road.
The main shopping area in Canterbury is around the railway station and includes shops in Canterbury Road, as well as Maling Road. Larger shopping centres nearby include Burke Road in Camberwell and Whitehorse Road in Balwyn.