The northern suburbs of Melbourne include Ascot Vale, Broadmeadows, Brunswick, Bundoora, Coburg, Epping, Hume, Ivanhoe, Moonee Ponds, Nillumbik Shire, Northcote, South Morang, and Tullamarine.
- 1 Moonee Ponds. Once the heart of boring, conformist suburbia, Moonee Ponds is the home of Barry Humphries’ character Mrs (later Dame) Edna Everage. The local racecourse is one of Melbourne’s Big Three, along with Caulfield and Flemington.
- Brunswick and Coburg are major destinations in the inner and middle north of Melbourne. They fall within the City of Moreland, which also covers other suburbs including Fawkner, Pascoe Vale and Glenroy. Brunswick is famous among Melburnians and visitors for its unique hipster vibe and amazing bar and café scene. The spine of the area is Sydney Road, a happening place day and night. The area is not to be confused with Brunswick St, a popular place for eating out in Fitzroy in Melbourne’s inner north.
- Banyule is a suburban region in the north-east of Melbourne. The main centre is the suburb of Heidelberg, with a sizeable shopping strip, hospital and other services, and the namesake for the Heidelberg School of Art. Ivanhoe is a major suburb in the south of the region, with the original 1960s city hall, and Greensborough is home to a major shopping centre in the north. While much of Banyule possesses a suburban nature, most of its borders are lines by creeks and rivers, including the Yarra River in the east and the Darebin Creek in the west. Densely-wooded hills provides an escape from suburbia in the far north-western area around Montmorency and Saint Helena.