Kensington is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km north-west from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Melbourne. At the 2006 Census, Kensington had a population of 8676.
Kensington was once home to one of Victoria's major abbatoirs and livestock saleyards, as well as an army ordnance depot, and has a strong working-class history. These areas have experienced significant urban renewal since the 1970s and while it retains some industrial sections, Kensington is now primarily residential suburb in nature.