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Located just 20km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, the City of Monash has Melbourne’s largest concentration of jobs outside the CBD and is well positioned to grow jobs close to where people live. With a population of over 200,000 residents, local businesses provide around 130,000 jobs. 

Monash is home to the main campus of Monash University,  Australia’s largest university in terms of student numbers, and the Australian Government’s premier research organisation, CSIRO.  It is also home to the only Australian Synchrotron and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication.

Being located amongst a dynamic and respected business community serviced by world class research facilities, Monash earns its name as ‘First for Business’. 

Investment enquiries should be directed to the Economic Development Unit at ecodev@monash.vic.gov.au or telephone 9518 3229.

Monash demographic information

The latest Census data 2016 is now available online:

Monash economic profile

Economic Profile - Overview (pdf, 9MB)

Monash population forecasts

Acknowledgement of Country

Monash City Council acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land now known as Monash and pays respect to their Elders past and present.


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Last updated: 02 April 2020