|Area:||25.2 km (9.7 sq mi)|
|Location:||35 km (22 mi) from Melbourne|
|Local Government Area:||Shire of Melton|
Melton is an outer-suburban city of Melbourne Victoria, Australia located 35 km west from Melbourne's central business district. It is the administrative centre for the Shire of Melton Local Government Area. At the 2006 Census, the Shire of Melton had a population of 35,490. Melton is part of Melbourne's population statistical division, meaning that it is considered part of Greater Melbourne.
Melton began as a small town before being declared a satellite city in 1974, separated from Melbourne's urban area by a green wedge. Since the 1990s it experienced rapid suburban growth into surrounding greenfield land and become a commuter town in the Melbourne-Ballarat. Changes to Melbourne's urban growth boundary passed by the state government in 2010 effectively relinquish its satellite city status as it is planned to become part of Melbourne's future metropolitan conurbation.
It is named after Melton Mowbray in the United Kingdom.