Epping is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km north of Melbourne’s Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Whittlesea. Epping had a population of 32,200 with a growth rate of 9.1%.
Epping has a mainly flat terrain though, towards the north, lie several large hills, which provide an excellent view of Melbourne. McDonalds Road and High Street are the main thoroughfares. The majority of commercial activity is located on High Street and Cooper Street, where Pacific Epping is located.
A village reserve was surveyed in 1839, where Epping later developed. The village was named Epping, after Epping Forest, in 1853, by which time a hotel (from 1844) and a Catholic school were established. Epping Post Office opened on 1 September 1857. The Epping Road Board was established a year later. In 1870 the area around Epping became Darebin Shire, which was renamed Epping Shire in 1893 until it was united with Whittlesea Shire in 1915. By the time the Shire was created, Epping township contained several churches, hotels and a state school, as well as church school. Farmers of Irish origin predominated, but English, Scots and Germans settled there. There were several dairy farms. The Melbourne to Whittlesea railway (1889–1960) had a station at Epping and the main areas to benefit were the transport of milk and quarry products.
Population: 32,200 as of 2016
Elevation: 177 m
Temp mean max: 20.9°c
Temp mean min: 10.1°c
Annual rainfall: 522.5mm
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