Bulleen – No longer the unknown suburb

Nestled between more well-known neighbours of Ivanhoe, Templestowe and Doncaster, leafy Bulleen may arguably be one of Melbourne’s hidden jewels, but not for much longer.

Quiet streets, with generous blocks and large family homes, Bulleen is a family friendly suburb on the rise and is fast becoming a much loved and highly sought after location for many families. Safe, friendly and boasting a slight European vibe there isn’t much you can’t love about this little hidden pocket of Melbourne. Read on to find out more about the history of Bulleen and what it has to offer to the modern Australian lifestyle.


13km north east of Melbourne’s CBD, the name Bulleen originates from the nearby Bolin Bolin Billabong. Buln-Buln translates to lyrebird which is generally accepted to be meaning of the suburb’s name. The first Bulleen post office opened in 1952. Bulleen is small in comparison to its neighbours, with just 4400 houses!

Modern Bulleen

Centrally located with a variety of dining and shopping options nearby, Bulleen is a thriving suburb with a European influence. Close to freeways, hospitals, private schools, parks and bike trails, the whole family will be happy to live in Bulleen.

With a median house price of $1.4 million and with 16.8% growth in the last 3 years, Blackburn offers exceptional value for money. Value and growth aren’t the only reasons to consider this quiet suburb. Offering a tranquil lifestyle far enough away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough to all the urban amenities needed, an easy commute to Melbourne CBD but as close to nature as you can get in the city.

With plenty of places to chill out and relax in such as the Bulleen Art & Gallery (BAAG) or the more famous Heide Museum of Modern Art, there’s a calming and peaceful vibe to this suburb it’s hard to believe you are just 13km from the Melbourne CBD.

With a more affordable median house price than it’s prestigious neighbours of around $1.2 million, and with generous family homes on impressive sized blocks, Bulleen offers exceptional value for money and is definitely a suburb to consider. With many homes built in the 1960s and 1970s, it’s the perfect area to transform a dated dwelling into a modern masterpiece with an extension, renovation or double storey addition.

If you are looking to transform your Bulleen home with a renovation or extension, contact us today.