Rosanna, Victoria
Rosanna is a suburb in Melbourne
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, Victoria
Victoria (Australia)
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, Australia
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, 12 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district
Melbourne city centre
Melbourne City Centre is an area of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. It is not to be confused with the larger local government area of the City of Melbourne...

. Its Local Government Area is the City of Banyule. Leafy Rosanna is on the fringe of the Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley is the name given to the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia. The river originates approximately 90 kilometres east of the City of Melbourne and flows towards it and out into Port Phillip Bay...

 green belt
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In 1838, the farm land that eventually became Rosanna was initially named Rosa Anna, after property owner James Watson's wife, Elizabeth Anna Rose. In the 1890's, Watson subdivided and sold lots from the Rosanna Estate. In 1902, the train line which initially stopped at Heidelberg was extended to run through Rosanna, through to Eltham
Eltham, Victoria
Eltham is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2006 Census, Eltham had a population of 17,581....


The Rosanna Post Office opened on 12 March 1914, closed in 1917 and reopened in 1926.

In The Age's Liveable Melbourne report in 2005, Rosanna was ranked as Melbourne's 150th most liveable of 314 suburbs. At the 2006 Census, Rosanna had a population of 7,439.


Rosanna's main arterial roads are Lower Plenty Road and Rosanna Road.

The suburb is served by the Rosanna railway station on the Hurstbridge railway line.


Rosanna includes the following schools:
  • Banyule Primary School - situated on Banyule Road, opened in 1960
  • Rosanna Golf Links Primary School - Situated on Interlaken Parade, opened in 1956
  • Rosanna Primary School - situated on Grandview Grove, opened in 1940
  • Viewbank College
    Viewbank College
    Viewbank College is an Australian public secondary school located in the north eastern suburb of Viewbank, in Melbourne, Australia.-History:...

     - situated on Warren Road, created from the merger of Rosanna East High School and Banyule High School in 1994


  • Athletics - The Rosanna Little Athletics Club, established in 1970, provides athletics activities for local 6 to 16 year olds; the club being part of the Diamond Valley Little Athletics Centre
    Diamond Valley Little Athletics Centre
    Diamond Valley Little Athletics Centre is one of the largest little athletic centres in Victoria, Australia and is based at Willinda Park, Greensborough...

     in Greensborough.
  • Football
    Australian rules football
    Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, also called football, Aussie rules or footy is a sport played between two teams of 22 players on either...

     - Macleod Football Club
    Macleod Football Club
    Macleod Football Club is an Australian rules football club in Rosanna, Victoria, currently competing in Division 1 of the Northern Football League.- History :...

     competes in the Northern Football League, and are based at De Winton Park in the suburb.
  • Golf
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     - The Rosanna Golf Club is situated on Cleveland Avenue in the neighbouring suburb of Lower Plenty
    Lower Plenty, Victoria
    Lower Plenty is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Banyule...


Notable residents

  • Mark Bresciano
    Mark Bresciano
    Mark "Marco" Bresciano is an Australian football player who is currently playing for UAE Pro-League side Al Nasr SC as a midfielder. He represented Australia at all youth levels, including appearances at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship and 2000 Olympic Games...

    , soccer player
  • Antoinette Halloran
    Antoinette Halloran
    -Education:Antoinette Halloran is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts where she won the Mabel Kent Scholarship and completed a Diploma of Arts ; she has an Honours Degree in Music from the University of Melbourne. In 1993 she studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston.-Career:In...

    , operatic soprano
  • Brent Stanton
    Brent Stanton
    Brent Stanton is an Australian rules footballer, playing for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League .- Early life :...

See also

  • City of Heidelberg
    City of Heidelberg
    The City of Heidelberg was a Local Government Area located about northeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The city covered an area of , and existed from 1840 until 1994.-History:...

    - the former local government area of which Rosanna was a part.

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