Moonee Ponds is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km north-west from Melbourne's central business district.
- Area:4.355 km2
- Elevation:49 m
- Local Government Area:Moonee Valley City Council
Moonee Ponds is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km north-west from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2016 Census, Moonee Ponds had a population of 14,250.Moonee Ponds is home to Queens Park and the Moonee Valley Racecourse.
# Things to do
The Clocktower Centre was originally constructed as the Essendon Mechanics' Institute, which was later purchased by the State of Victoria to become the Essendon Town Hall.Today it is primarily used as a large theatre. As well as serving for some international, interstate and local functions, the centre has a number of conference rooms. It is named after its prominent clock tower.
Moonee Ponds Junction is the centre of the suburb, with buses, trams and trains all converging in the area. The Clocktower Centre is nearby.
Puckle Street is the main shopping street and there are many shops and cafes along its length. At its eastern end is Moonee Ponds Junction and at its western end is Moonee Ponds train station.
The Moonee Valley Racecourse is one of Melbourne's four horse racing tracks.
Moonee Ponds Central Shopping Centre has many stores including Kmart, Aldi, The Coffee Club, Man to Man, EB Games, Smiggle and Moonee Ponds Sewing.
Moonee Ponds is also home to many restaurants. Most notable among these are Jack's Satay Bar, Carosello, Philhellene, Darling St Espresso & Khao San Road, plus KFC - a traditional first date location for youth in the area.
There is a range of allied health professions in the Moonee Ponds area, including acupuncture and Chinese medicine at Qi Medicine Acupuncture Melbourne, physiotherapy at
Platform 7 Physiotherapy and osteopathy at Beyond Fitness Health.