Sunshine is a multicultural Melbourne suburb located 13 kilometres from the CBD and its local government area is located in the City of Brimbank.
Sunshine’s history dates back to the late 19th century when it was known as Braybrook Junction. The locals later named the suburb after Sunshine Harvester Works, a popular manufacturing company that operated in the region at the time.
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Sunshine is a combination of both retail and industrial with many residents and businesses calling this suburb home. You will find a huge range of industrial estates around Sunshine with many businesses having their headquarters located here.
Sunshine also houses a Victoria University Campus which offers undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in business, trade and retail studies programs.
This western suburb is also a great place for residents, as there are a number of amenities which makes this a great place to live. The Sunshine Marketplace is an iconic landmark and is the go-to shopping destination here. Home to local and global retail stores, the expansive centre houses stores such as Big W, Village Cinemas, JB Hi-Fi as well as a Woolworths Supermarket. Sunshine Plaza is also popular with residents as it houses an Aldi, Anytime Fitness as well as a range of fresh food stores and retail shops.
You will also find a number of parks and gardens here. If you are looking for a great place to take the kids on a day out, head over to Buckingham Reserve where there is a large set of play equipment including a slide, swings, flying foxes as well as a large shelter with table and BBQs for a picnic.
Sunshine is well serviced by public transport, with regular Sunbury line trains stopping at Sunshine Train Station. Visitors can also take a bus to get to Sunshine using route #220, #408 as well as route #903 from Altona.
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