A vibrant, multicultural hub just north of the city.
Multicultural Preston is a lively mix of new and long term residents buying produce at Preston Market and soaking up the arts, cafes and multicultural vibes. Preston is 9km north from Melbourne's CBD and at the 2011 Census, had a population of 29,925.
The suburb is bordered to the east by the Darebin Creek, a small tributary to the Yarra River and consisting largely of flat terrain, ideal initially for farming, but later for industrial and residential development.
Preston is named after a place in Sussex, England and was first surveyed for sub-division by Robert Hoddle in 1837.