Sunbury is a suburb located in the north west of Melbourne, just 40 kilometres up the Calder Freeway or Tullamarine Freeway from the CBD.
Located close to the Tullamarine Airport, Sunbury is a popular residential town with an interesting history.
Sunbury Melbourne Victoria Map, Hotel & Motel Accommodation
Sunbury has a rich history as it was one of the first locations settled in Victoria in 1836. The first post-office opened in 1856 and the township flourished. Rupertswood Mansion was built in 1864 by the Clarke family and this mansion still stands today as one of the most important historical icons in Sunbury.
Sunbury is also world famous due to hosting the first ever “Ashes” series between Australia and England. In 1882, the touring English cricket team came to Rupertswood to play a social game of cricket, winning against a local team. Lady Clarke took the bails, burnt them and presented them to the English captain as a trophy. To this day, the Ashes have become one of the most sought-after trophies in sporting history.
Sunbury was also notable for hosting the Sunbury Pop Festival, which was held annually from 1972 to 1975.
Today, Sunbury is a large and expanding residential community with a number of public schools, medical centres, a post office, supermarkets and a local cinema. There are many cafes and restaurants, as well as take-away food stores throughout the township. You will find most of she shopping outlets including a Coles, IGA and Target located along Evans and O’Shannassy Streets as well as a Woolworths, Big W and Dan Murphys on Horne Street.
A sporting town, Sunbury has teams in most major sports including AFL, Cricket, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Swimming and Tennis. There are also local dance groups, horse riding and a golf club. Sunbury is also a wine producing region, with a number of wineries producing world class red wine.
Sunbury is well serviced on the train network with train services regularly running from the Melbourne CBD to the Sunbury station. Trips take around 45 minutes each way.
There are accommodation options available in Sunbury and the nearby suburb of Tullamarine, right near Melbourne Airport. Click the link below to explore the accommodation options in the area.