Essendon Fields A better way to fly, work, drive, shop, eat, rest and have fun


Essendon Airport has played a significant role in Melbourne’s economic growth having served as the city’s international and domestic airport until 1970. Since 2001, the Beck & Fox families have adopted a long-term approach to miximising the potential of Essendon Fields.

Today, Essendon Fields comprises of Essendon Airport and 6 main centres of excellence;

  • AutoCentro
  • DFO and Homemaker Centre
  • Business District
  • Leisure District
  • LaManna Supermarket
  • Hyatt Place hotel with adjoining restaurant and bar (opening May 2017) and The Australian Events Centre.
  • Essendon Fields is committed to creating better ways to fly, shop, work, drive, eat, rest and have fun.

Key Facts

  • Unique 305 hectare site/suburb difficult to replicate elsewhere
  • Unparalleled location, connectivity, exposure and amenities
  • Only 10km from CBD & 6.5km from Melbourne Airport
  • 78 hectares of land available for development
  • Site of State Significance with forecast 18,000 jobs

A great place to work

Essendon Fields was recently recognised by the State Government as a site of state significance and a great place to work with a capacity for an additional 150,000m2 of office space and forecast of 18,000 jobs. Over 170 active businesses including Linfox, The Good Guys, Armaguard, VicRoads and Insurance Australia Group (IAG) have already chosen Essendon Fields as their new home, meaning over 5,000 employees enjoy the surrounding heritage and green spaces along with an impressive and unique amenity offering:

Unique Amenity Offering

  • LaManna Supermarket described by The Age Melbourne newspaper as “Australia’s best supermarket” – June 2014
  • Local shopping centre including Coles, bank, newsagency, Australia Post, pharmacy, printing and a range of dining options with an alfresco dining area
  • Onsite childcare making morning drop offs and evening pick-ups quick and easy
  • Bounce and Fitness Addix gym for before work and lunchtime workouts
  • Doctor and dentist appointments couldn’t be any easier
  • Melbourne’s newest premier events space; 1,700m2 The Australian Events Centre opened November 2017
  • 166 room Hyatt Place and adjoining restaurant and bar opening May 2017.
  • Access to some of Melbourne’s best schools including Lowther Hall, Penleigh Essendon Grammar, St Bernard’s College and Essendon College to name a few.


  • Aviation is the heart of Essendon Fields
  • EF’s vision is to be recognised as Australia’s premier Corporate Jet & Regional Services Airport and to be a safe and secure home for Victoria’s emergency services
  • 40 of Australia’s approximately 150 Corporate Jets are currently based at EF
  • 3 Regional airlines (Sharp, Jetgo & Free Spirit) servicing 8 regional destinations in aircraft from 19 to 36 seats undertaking with 80 movements per week
  • Warrnambool, Portland, Merimbula, Burnie/Wynyard, Dubbo, King & Flinders Island, Port Macquarie
  • Regional pax increased from 10,000 pax in 2014 to 60,000
  • Growing tourist charter base
  • Home to Victoria’s Emergency Services
  • Air Ambulance (rotary & Fixed wing) , Police Air Wing, RFDS, Service, Erickson Air Crane Helicopters, Australian Maritime Safety Authority and medivac (Jet City Rescue)
  • Essendon Airport has a strong safety record with no incidents since privatisation in 2001.


  • Only 10km from Melbourne’s CBD and 6.5kms from Melbourne Airport
  • Unparalleled connectivity
  • Significant contra traffic flow benefits for those coming from the City or Eastern suburbs
  • Public transport options including a tram service every 6 minutes to the CBD in peak hour and free private staff shuttle service to Essendon station during morning and evening peak periods.
  • Connectivity to Melbourne’s established bike paths.