Population: 4327 (2006)
Established: 1870s
Postcode: 3067
Area: 1.8 km (0.7 sq mi)
Location: 2 km (1 mi) from Melbourne
Local Government Area: City of Yarra
State District: Richmond
Federal Division: Melbourne
In and around Abbotsford:
Clifton Hill Clifton Hill Fairfield
Collingwood Abbotsford Kew
East Melbourne Richmond Hawthorn

Abbotsford is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Yarra. At the 2006 Census, Abbotsford had a population of 4,327.

Abbotsford is bounded by Collingwood, Richmond and Clifton Hill and separated from Kew by the meandering Yarra River. Formerly part of the City of Collingwood, it is now part of the City of Yarra. Victoria Street forms the southern boundary to Abbotsford; Hoddle Street the western boundary; the Eastern Freeway the northern boundary while the Yarra forms the eastern boundary with Kew in Boroondara.

Some well known Abbotsford landmarks include the Skipping Girl Sign, Dights Falls, the former Collingwood Town Hall, Victoria Park Football Stadium and Abbotsford Convent.

Abbotsford is designated one of the 82 Major Activity Centres listed in the Metropolitan Strategy Melbourne 2030.

Abbotsford takes its name from the estate of John Orr, which in turn is named after a ford in Scotland's Tweed River used by the Abbott of Melrose Abbey.

Carlton Brewhouse Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting more_vert
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Enjoy a brewery tour with beer tasting on your visit to Melbourne. Taste some of Australia’s favorite beers, including Carlton Draught, VB and Crown Lager brewed behind the Abbotsford Brewery doors. Take one of the tours to explore over 150 years of Melbourne’s brewing history. Get an insight into the brewer's craft, learn the secrets of the iconic Abbotsford brewery, and recap your inspiring journey over a few cold tasters of brewery-fresh beers.

Visit the Carlton Brewhouse, located at Australia’s largest brewery and home of some of Australia’s favorite beers including Carlton Draught and Victoria Bitter. Here you can go on a beer expedition, following the River of Beer through which 150,000 liters of fresh beer flows each day. You’ll be guided through 150 years of brewing history & knowledge as you experience the sheer scale of this iconic facility on the banks of the Yarra.
Return to the Brewhouse to sample your favorite brewery fresh beers, savor some lunch, play in the Brewer’s Yard or enjoy some fun and games on the new touch screen display.
The BrewHouse Cafe is open 11.30am - 3.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday and some Thursday evenings. Join them for a delicious meal before or after your tour matching perfectly with one of their fresh, cold beers!
The Carlton and United Brewery, Abbotsford Plant, is a genuine working brewery and production numbers vary week to week, as such, it cannot be guaranteed that all areas of the plant will be fully operational on the day you visit. Please call directly for an up-to-date production schedule.

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