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Town Entry Sign at Sunbury. Photo Mattinbgn
Town Entry Sign at Sunbury. Photo Mattinbgn
Craiglee Vineyard. Tourism VIC, David Hannah
Craiglee Vineyard. Tourism VIC, David Hannah
Beu and Allegro Horses at Red Rock Lodge
Beu and Allegro Horses at Red Rock Lodge
Scenic Trees at Spavin Drive in Sunbury, Victoria
Scenic Trees at Spavin Drive in Sunbury, Victoria
Horse in Paddock. Photo From Red Rock Lodge
Horse in Paddock. Photo From Red Rock Lodge
Scenic Gardens Located at Spavin Drive
Scenic Gardens Located at Spavin Drive
Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury. By Timwether
Rupertswood Mansion, Sunbury. By Timwether
Gare de Station, Sunbury. By Alex in 1991
Gare de Station, Sunbury. By Alex in 1991

Sunbury Information

Sunbury is a regional City located 29 kilometres north-west of Melbourne’s CBD or Central Business District. With a population of just over 49,000 it is currently classed as a separate city close to Melbourne. However, the Victorian state government’s decision in 2009 to expand the Capital’s Growth Boundary will likely mean that the city is absorbed and incorporated into Melbourne’s suburban expansion.

Named after ‘Sunbury-on-Thames’ in England, the main industries in the region were Agriculture, Grazing and Dairy Farming, although lately the city is developing more as a satellite city or suburb for people working in Melbourne that still want a quieter more rural existence. Part of this industry included Wineries and the city was well known as a wine producer with eight vineyards in the area, some of which have been recently re-established.

As with any major metropolitan area, finding things to do in Sunbury is very easy; it is more difficult finding the time to do everything that is available. With Art Festivals, Exhibitions, Agricultural Shows, numerous Wineries and Restaurants, the City is thriving hub, close to the Capital yet still with its own historical elements.

Some of the sights that you shouldn’t miss are Emu Bottom Homestead, probably the oldest homestead still in existence in Victoria and Rupertswood Mansion, built in 1874 for landowner and philanthropist Sir William Clarke.

This two storey fifty room gothic structure has a major claim to fame. On the oval opposite the house, a cricket match was played between the visiting English team and a local team. At the end of the match, Lady Clarke is reported to have told her servants to burn the bails and then presented the ashes to the England captain, Ivo Bligh, in a velvet bag. On his death, Bligh’s widow presented the bag of ashes to the MCC who transferred them to an Urn and to this day, they are still kept at Lords as ‘The Ashes’.

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Craiglee Vineyard in Autumn. Courtesy Tourism Victoria, Photo by David Hannah
Craiglee Vineyard in Autumn. Courtesy Tourism Victoria, Photo by David Hannah
Aerial Photo of Sunbury Victoria from South West. Photo Taken by Graeme Bartlett
Aerial Photo of Sunbury Victoria from South West. Photo Taken by Graeme Bartlett