Craigieburn is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 26 km north of Melbourne’s central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hume. At the 2016 Census, Craigieburn had a population of 50,347.
The suburb of Craigieburn ranges from halfway down Bridgewater Road to Mount Ridley. Most of Craigieburn is more than 200 metres above sea level, with Mount Ridley being the northernmost hill in northwestern metropolitan Melbourne, giving it clear views of Melbourne’s central business district 29.7 km away.
Australian rules football is popular in Craigieburn. A local team, the Craigieburn Football Club plays in the Essendon District Football League, and is based at D.S. Aitken Reserve. AFL club Richmond Football Club as its second training base facility at Highgate Reserve on Grand Boulevard. The Tigers held a community camp in 2009 in the suburb. Richmond’s VFL affiliate the Coburg Tigers played three home games there in 2010.
A soccer club, Craigieburn City FC, have their home ground at Vic Foster reserve with teams from juniors to reserves. The senior team currently compete in the FFV State league 5 North division.
Population: 50,347 as of 2016
Elevation: 214 m
Temp mean max: 21.1°c
Temp mean min: 10.2°c
Annual rainfall: 401.7mm
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