Hawthorn East Suburb Profile Suburb Profile

Hawthorn East Highlights

  • 7 kms east of Melbourne’s CBD
  • Easy access to the Monash Freeway
  • Close to a variety of public and private schools
  • Various housing styles from period homes through to urban apartments

Hawthorn East is a large hilly suburb where city views create a stunning backdrop. You’re in close proximity to the CBD, and a number of popular shopping and dining destinations, including Burke Road Camberwell and Glenferrie Road Hawthorn. The art deco Rivoli Cinemas are one of the most notable features of the suburb.


Hawthorn East manages to seamlessly meld a variety of housing types into its tree-lined streets. There’s a range of urban high-rise and low-rise apartment complexes which are ideal for young singles/couples, downsizers or investors, however these are still well outnumbered by the significant range of family homes, many of which exude considerable amounts of period charm.


A mix of primary and secondary schools service Hawthorn East. There’s Alia and Bialik College, Auburn and Auburn South Primary School, plus Auburn High School. Carey and Camberwell Girls Grammar, MLC, Xavier and a range of popular private schools are just a short distance away.

Parks and Recreation 

The 2 most significant parks in Hawthorn East are Andersons Park, which offers panoramic views of the Melbourne CBD, and Fritsch Holzer Park, which was named after Augustus Fritsch and the Holzer brothers who formed the Upper Hawthorn Brick Company on the site in 1883. The popular Gardiners Creek Trail also runs through the southern most point of the suburb.

Public Transport

Auburn Train Station is located on both the Belgrave/Lilydale and Alamein line providing easy access to the CBD and a range of inner and outer suburbs. A number of bus and tram routes also support the local area.

Median Prices Hawthorn East – Jun Qtr 2022


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