|Area:||6.4 km (2.5 sq mi)|
|Location:||18 km (11 mi) from Melbourne|
|Local Government Area:||City of Whittlesea|
Lalor is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 kilometres north of Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2006 Census the suburb had a population of 19,561.
Lalor is named after Peter Lalor, leader of the Eureka Stockade rebellion and later member of the Victorian parliament. The eastern and western borders of Lalor are defined by Darebin Creek and Merri Creek respectively.
Lalor was a part of Thomastown until the end of World War II, when a group of ex-servicemen formed the Peter Lalor Home Building Cooperative Society to provide low-cost homes. They chose east of today's Lalor railway station to be the site of the new developments and a town planner was hired to design a garden for the suburb. Lalor Post Office was opened on 1 August 1949.
In 1954, Lalor Primary School was opened, reaching an enrolment of 1,000 by 1971, at which point a further three primary schools were founded. Lalor Primary School was built on land owned by the Evans family and held its 50th anniversary in 2004. Several of the surrounding streets are named after members of the Evans family. Lalor also has three public secondary schools: Peter Lalor College, Lalor Secondary College and Lalor North Secondary College.