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Airport West is a suburb 11 km north-west of Melbourne, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2011 census, Airport West had a population of 6,959.

Bounded by the Calder Freeway to the south, the Tullamarine Freeway to the east, and the Western Ring Road to the north west, Airport West is so named for its position to the west of Essendon Airport, Melbourne’s first general airport now used for light planes, charter and freight since the opening in 1970 of Melbourne Airport, located to the north of the suburb.

It has the distinction of being the only locality in Australia which does not itself contain an airport to contain the word “Airport.”

The present Airport West post office opened on 22 November 1982. The Niddrie North office which opened in 1960 was known as Airport West between 1974 and 1982, before reverting to Niddrie North.

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Population: 6,959 as of 2016
Established: 1982
Elevation: 92 m
Temp mean max: 10.8°c
Temp mean min: 21.2°c
Annual rainfall: 420.8mm

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