Kew Suburb Profile Suburb Profile

Kew Highlights

  • 5 kms east of Melbourne’s CBD
  • One of Melbourne’s prime school districts
  • Many historically relevant properties
  • Well serviced by public transport

Kew is renowned for being one of the most prestigious suburbs in Melbourne, and residential resale values are reflective of this. The former Kew Asylum, Willsmere, is a unique heritage-listed residential estate with both stunning apartments and modern townhouses in a beautiful garden setting; it represents one of the many properties in the area with a noteworthy history.


Kew has a variety of housing types ranging from contemporary apartments, all the way through to grand family residences. Many of the homes in Kew have historical significance, including Raheen which was purchased by Australian businessman Richard Pratt in 1980. The Sackville ward offers many exceptional examples of both Edwardian and Victorian architecture.


If it’s a quality school you’re seeking, you’ll find Kew hard to beat, with schools including Carey Baptist Grammar School, Genazzano FCJ College, Methodist Ladies’ College, Preshil, Ruyton Girls’ School, Trinity Grammar School and Xavier College sharing the 3101 postcode.

Parks and Recreation 

Kew has 3 golf courses for players to choose from; Green Acres, Kew or Studley Park. Those looking to spend some quality time in the outdoors will love Studley Park Boathouse where they can hire a rowboat, feed the ducks, enjoy casual snacks from the café or gourmet meals from the ever popular restaurant.

Public Transport

At least 4 tram routes and 7 bus routes service Kew as a suburb. A number of these travel too and from Melbourne’s CBD, and many pass notable amenities and places of interest including train stations, Melbourne University and LaTrobe University, Chadstone and Doncaster Shopping Centres and St Kilda beach.

Median Prices Kew – Jun Qtr 2022


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