East Melbourne and Jolimont
East Melbourne is an established, affluent area with gracious, 19th century homes, several of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks and some of its most beautiful parks. The historic Fitzroy, Treasury and Parliament Gardens separate East Melbourne from the Central City.
Here you’ll find Melbourne’s grand Parliament House, the impressive Treasury Building, St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral and the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (a hallowed sports ground for the city’s football and cricket lovers). Many other State Government facilities and institutions are also located in this area.
East Melbourne is predominantly a residential area, of mostly comprised of flats and units, but is also home to a number of hospitals and medical clinics providing metropolitan and statewide specialist health services such as the Freemasons Hospital, and the Eye and Ear Hospital. Jolimont, a locality within the suburb, has a mix of office, commercial, institutional and residential uses adjacent to Yarra Park.
Residents have a generally older profile than the rest of the city and more likely to be from an English speaking background.