Population: 1,337(2006)
Postcode: 3335
Elevation: 116 m (381 ft)
Location:
  • 29 km (18 mi) from Melbourne
  • 10 km (6 mi) from Melton
  • Local Government Area: Shire of Melton
    State District: Melton
    Federal Division: Lalor
    In and around Rockbank:
    Melton Plumpton
    Melton South Rockbank Caroline Springs
    Mount Cottrell Truganina Ravenhall

    Rockbank is a township and rural locality in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 29 km west from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Melton. At the 2006 Census, Rockbank had a population of 1,337.

    Rockbank Post Office opened on 1 January 1862.

    The area lies east of the township of Melton and west of the suburb of Deer Park. The land contains many large volcanic rocks making it poor for cultivating crops. The rocks have been used to build walls between paddocks - characteristic of the area west of Melbourne. Mount Cotterell is the highest land point in the vicinity.

    The railway station is on the Melton line. Rockbank is also served by the Route 456 bus that runs along Western Highway, linking Melton and Sunshine.

    The rich, red volcanic soil in the area has helped build the reputation of local wineries. Rockbank is also the host to Victoria's Annual Olive Festival. The earlier agricultural activities date back to the pastoral exploits of William Cross Yuille on the plains.

    The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Riddell District Football League.


    Dining & Restaurants

    Food and Wine

    Bakeries & Patisseries

    Mt Atkinson Olive Grove & Cafe
    Bakeries & Patisseries, Greigs Rd

    Preschool & Kindergarten

    Rockbank Preschool
    Preschool & Kindergarten, Leakes Road

    All Schools

    Rockbank Preschool
    All Schools, Leakes Road

    Weddings

    Windmill Gardens Reception
    Weddings, Leakes Road

    Venues & Spaces

    Windmill Gardens Reception
    Venues & Spaces, Leakes Road

    Home & Car Electricians, Suppliers & Stores

    Cosgrove Auto Electrics Mobile Service
    Home & Car Electricians, Suppliers & Stores, Nicholson Court

    Fences, Drains & Gutters

    Akj Fencing
    Fences, Drains & Gutters, Westcott Parade
    Melbourne Temporary Fencing
    Fences, Drains & Gutters, Mount Cottrell Road