Why Whitehorse

When looking to invest or position your business in Melbourne’s eastern region, consider the location and lifestyle of the City of Whitehorse. It offers a strong investment foundation, strategic location, connection to innovative health, education options and job opportunities.

Discover Strategic Positioning

Situated 15 kilometres east of Melbourne’s Central Business District, the City of Whitehorse is positioned as a key destination for investment with access to major roadways and public transport, growing economy and population, highly qualified workforce and a range of lifestyle choices.

The City of Whitehorse encompasses the suburbs of:

  • Blackburn
  • Box Hill
  • Burwood
  • Forest Hill
  • Mitcham
  • Mont Albert
  • Nunawading
  • Surrey Hills
  • Vermont

The Belgrave/Lilydale train line passes through the centre of the City of Whitehorse with a range of retail and commercial activity centres located along its vicinity.

Residents benefit from the tree lined streets and the variety of parks, gardens and bushland environments, featuring walking and cycling tracks, recreation facilities and playgrounds. Restaurant and café dining options are vast and inspired by a variety of cultures from all over the world.

Discover Economic Diversity

The City of Whitehorse hosts one of the most dynamic local economies that is adaptive and receptive to change.  It has a strong enduring manufacturing sector, established retail sector and is an emerging leader in health and education services.

Discover Economic Strength

There are more than 15,900 businesses based in the City of Whitehorse. With more than 85,000 jobs, the top employment sectors being healthcare/social assistance and education.

For an in-depth look at the City of Whitehorse's economy, view the Whitehorse Economic Profile

Discover Health and Education Capability

Whitehorse is host to a range of internationally renowned education institutions and state of the art health care facilities.


Box Hill Hospital provides state of the art public hospital services including:

  • emergency care
  • general and specialist medicine
  • intensive care
  • mental health services for children, adolescents and adults
  • maternity services
  • post-acute care programs 
  • surgery
  • teaching and research

Epworth Eastern is a leading private hospital located in Box Hill and is one of the busiest private hospitals in Melbourne. Its principle focus is on:

  • cardiac
  • vascular
  • orthopaedic and general surgery
  • oncology
  • urology, and
  • endoscopy services.

Mitcham Private Hospital is a fully accredited acute medical, surgical, maternity and mental health facility.


Deakin University is located in Burwood and is a dynamic university with a reputation for being innovative. It offers a personalised education experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. 

Box Hill Institute is a leading Victorian vocational and higher education provider. It offers a wide variety of courses from apprenticeships to degrees and short courses to diplomas.

Whitehorse has many of the region’s leading private (independent) and public primary and secondary schools, that support the liveability of the city and attraction to investors, business and community.

Discover Melbourne's Most Liveable Location

Whitehorse has a strong focus on actively engaging the community with its arts and culture, which is largely driven and inspired by its multicultural and creative population.

There is an excellent assortment of shopping and dining options. Box Hill is the Asian food capital of Melbourne’s east specialising in traditional and modern Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Malaysian, Korean and Japanese cultures.  

Residents benefit from the tree lined streets and the variety of parks, gardens and bush land environments featuring walking and cycling tracks ( PDF 2.77MB), lakes and wetlands, barbecue facilities and play equipment. 

The Whitehorse and Box Hill Visitor Guide at provides an overview of Council facilities (parks, sport and libraries), key services (tertiary education, shopping precincts, transport and hospitals) and public transport routes.

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Economic Profile

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City of Whitehorse Investment Prospectus

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City of Whitehorse and Box Hill Visitor Guide

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