Essendon is a suburb located 10 km (6 miles) north west of Melbourne’s central business district, in the Australian state of Victoria. Moonee Valley is the local government area.
Essendon’s economy is partially based on many health service orientated businesses. It is also dependant on Melbourne’s economy, which is focused on finance, manufacturing, research, IT, education, logistics, transportation, and tourism. Melbourne is the headquarters for large corporations, including ANZ, BHP Billiton, the National Australia Bank, Rio Tinto, and Telstra. Melbourne is also home to Australia’s largest and busiest seaport and is involved in Australia’s automotive industry. Automotive companies with office space and other facilities in the city include Ford, Toyota, and Holden.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Essendon is near Melbourne, making it very easy to take advantage of the local attractions such as the Melbourne Museum. This is Australia’s largest museum. It offers an indoor rainforest, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and a giant Rubik’s-cube-shaped Children’s Museum. There are intriguing displays that feature native insects, dinosaurs, and more. Dining options in Essendon include Demazzi’s which offers a unique experience with several dishes cooked at table on super-heated volcanic stones. The Convivium features specialties that include Duo of Duck with sweet carrot puree or handmade pasta. Another option is Pacific Rim Thia, Nongkhai Thai, and the Squires Loft for steak.
The nearest major airport to Essendon is Melbourne Airport. This airport offers international and domestic flights 63 km (39 miles) from the suburb. Another major airport in the area is Avalon Airport, offering domestic flights 62 km (38 miles) from Essendon. There is tram, train, and bus services’ serving the suburb with many routes available to locations within the suburb and throughout the larger area of Melbourne. Essendon is bordered by several cycling trails, including the Maribyrnong River Trail, and the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail. Both are used by commuting and recreational cyclists.