7.6 out of 10

Truganina

Ranked 318th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8526229442305 144.715372860876
Great for
  • Schools
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"A suburb that is booming with Infrastructure upgrades (19-24km away from CBD depending on where you live)"

The biggest benefit of living here is that you are ahead of majority of the traffic (From Tarneit and Hoppers crossing ) in peak hour especially if you are located near Palmers road. It saves 20-25min each way in peak hour traffic compared to living in other Wyndham Suburbs. New houses coming up are very beautiful and loads of double stories are being built. This suburb has a few decent primary/secondary schools (Westbourne Grammer etc.) and more to come. Proximity to a train station i.e. Williams Landing if you are the start of the suburb or Tarneit station if you are towards the end of the suburb. Both Point cook shopping and Werribee plaza are not far away. Williams landing shopping centre is somewhere you can go to as well.
Forsyth Road extension to Dohertys road from Sayers road is underway, Palmers Road duplication is almost done, Leakes road duplication is underway and 2-3 small shopping centres with a Supermarket are coming up (Woolworths at Allura estate, 2 retail centres on opposite sides of Plamers and Leakes (construction underway)), 2-3 petrol station with fast food joints on Leakes road etc.
Pros
  • Less Traffic
  • close to CBD, water and highways
  • lots of schools
  • near to great ocean rd,werribee park,werribee zoo,altona beach,werribee beach
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
  • No Public Transport
  • No Shops, No Entertainment
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  • Families with kids
SebastianJ
SebastianJ Seriously..may be Its the best place to live. But if you want to commute work heavy traffic everywhere.. Every saturday you cannot travel through leaks rd due to that rubbish laverton market..
2yrs+
davidd4
davidd4 I have lived in Footscray prior to moving to Truganina, and can say that during work peak hour traffic, most of the suburbs also suffer the same fate when heading into the city. I prefer PT; door to door to the office in the city it takes less than an hour - quicker than it is to drive into the city during peak hour.

But I must agree that Laverton market does generate a bit of traffic during the Saturdays but it is still bearable.
2yrs+
mamunr
mamunr Sebastian, mate that Laverton Market is simply awesome. Not for their prices but to spend the weekend with kinds in there. It's one of the greatest features of that neighborhood.
Jul 09, 2020
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5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jun 11, 2020

"Projected to be a Goldmine"

We have recently moved to this suburb. First we were renting and then a bought a house as it is so easy to commute to CBD and the public transport is fantastic. New developments are taking place specially around Mt Atkinson and Olivia estate. There is proposed station on the Victorian planning association website for Mt Atkisnon and new Westfield shopping center. House owners are sitting on the goldmine and the property prices are going to shoot up in next 2 to 3 years.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 09, 2020

"Nicest Suburb in the West a highly sought out Suburb in the West Melbourne"

I have been living in Truganina for 2 years. I purchased my first house here and previously lived in the Eastern suburbs. I initially had reservations moving to the West, but TR has a fantastic vibe to it and I have absolutely no regrets moving here.

Facilities
The suburb has some beautiful areas for walking and cycling, which I love the most about the area. The lake near the shopping centre is popular with the locals, however there seems to be a growing number of birds to the point there are literally hundreds sitting in the lake and the water quality often looks questionable. I dont think I would want to live around the lake due to noise and bird poop, but it is a really nice area to walk around on weekends. The library is also nearby. Unfortunately theres no swimming pool in CS.

Food
There are some great food places too such as WestWaters, Caroline Thai, Slices, Notorious Burgers, Red Beetle and Blue Marlin as well as a number of food chains in and around the shopping centre. While the food is great, I wouldnt classify any of these places as trendy so for something fancier you would have to travel to Yarraville or Williamstown.

Travel
I work in the city and it takes me less than 40 mins door to door to travel by public transport. I think it is best to live near the corner of Rockbank Middle Rd and Caroline Springs Blvd so that you have options to take the 456 bus to to new Rockbank station. Really handy when there are issues with either the VLine or Sunbury line as you can then just jump on the other. The bus from Truganina station also matches the train schedule which is handy. Houses in this area can also take advantage of Westwood Dr which is less busy than Tarneit Blvd although this may change when they finish the road extension.

Safety
In terms of safety, I know of a one or two break-ins in last year but I also know people who have had this happen to them in the Eastern suburbs. Sad truth is that this is happening everywhere in Melbourne. There are some nights you can hear hoons driving around which can be irritating but that can happen anywhere. Police station is not currently 24hrs.
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5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 08, 2020

""Beautiful, friendly and safe suburb. Perfect for families or people seeking peace and quiet.""

Close enough to the city to be convenient, far enough away to get out from the hustle and bustle of closer suburbs. Truganina is a safe and friendly suburb with a lot of grocery shopping and heaps of great restaurant options. There is a nightlife in terms of eating out, but if you want entertainment or clubs/bars etc this is not place for you. The parklands are beautiful and the area attracts a lot of wealthy families and elderly people. Great community spirit, often have Christmas get together s for our streets and neighbors always waving hello/goodbye etc. It is an expensive suburb when compared with South eastern suburbs or northern suburbs etc, but well worth it in our opinion. There are few gym options like F45's and Tarniet and Rockbank state of the art sporting clubs. Many many medical facilities with dental centers, psychologists, physios and doctors throughout and surrounding the junction area. Very safe, been living here for 1.5 years and haven't felt unsafe at any point walking the streets at night etc. All in all would highly recommend Truganina. Get off street parking if you can though, since you do need a residential parking permit for central streets.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 07, 2020

""Inner City Lifestyle in the Suburbs""

I work at Barwon health in Geelong and we moved to Truganina because we built our first new home in Victoria almost 2 years ago and so far we are very happy with the development that is happening around us. This suburb is very popular for growing families, there are many younger couples , and singles that also like living here. This suburb provides a family friendly vibe giving a vibrant lifestyle at your door step. Complemented with great facilities like parks, wetlands, walking & bike tracks, great schools, cafes and a thriving shopping precinct. The two hotels provide some excellent dining and entertainment options. Truganina has a diversity of housing from the heritage styled town cottage to the contemporary modern homes and townhouses.
With its sense of community and large range of facilities, it is hard not to like.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 02, 2020

""Multicultural hotspot without inner-city congestion and crowding""

I've read a couple of reviews here warning of "brown people" and "yellow race" in the Western suburbs area. OK, so if that's really what keeps you up at night, then western suburbs are not for you. The truth is, Truganina is pretty awesome. Not only has it got to be one of the most affordable places this close to the city to set up, whether buying or renting; because it's got a middle suburb vibe you don't get the claustrophobic, congested feeling of inner suburbs. Nonetheless it has many of the advantages of an inner suburb. Excellent public transport - a massive bus interchange at the train station. The train takes only 25-30 minutes to get to the city. There's a great multicutural vibe happening, with old school migrants from Europe and Vietnam and lots of new migrants to. This means the high street has a great selection of cafes and restaurants including many Vietnamese spots as well as Indian, Afghan, Ethiopian and your typical Aussie eateries if you're not feeling adventurous. People come from all over Melbourne to try the food. The town center has undergone regeneration recently with new streetscaping, a new library and council chambers, new pool and leisure center. Please Ignore and rubbish the decade out of date rumors about crime, violence and seediness. It's just not true. I've lived in Truganina with my wife for almost 4 years and other south eastern suburbs like Clyde, officer and Pakenham are much seedier and crime-ridden than any western suburbs. Truganina is bound to become the next destination for home buyers once Footscray and Caroline Springs become un-affordable.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 02, 2020

"Abode for growth and amenities"

An amazing sojourn close to freeway, shopping center, own railway station and all amenities available at a fraction of price compared to big boys suburbs. Excellent place to live. Love the parks in the neighborhood and town is in progress and good quality eateries. Medical centers with everything you need.
People complaining about peak hour traffic need to take a look at nearby point cook where it takes my girl friend 40 mins each day just to get to the freeway or the train station at Williams landing. Current congestion attributed to the roadworks which will get better.
I especially love the freeway access in minutes going either direction.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 01, 2020

"West's Toorak which can boost your lifestyle"

This is probably the best suburb around MELBOURNE specially if both you and your partner / wife work In CBD. I live near the new Rockbank train station and walk to the station every morning (no need to find a car park in the morning). Train station, freeway entrance, Woolworth , cafes, Indian/Asian Supermarket , seven eleven, coles express all are about 2 mins drive from my house.
I hardly see any traffic. It takes only 25 minutes to reach to southern cross.
I find the suburb very safe and friendly.
Anywhere else You cant have a brand new 4-5 bedroom house with all this being only 25 kms from CBD. I am very happy being in this part of the Melbourne. Leafy eastern suburbs are nice but I never wanted to downsize living in an old house and didnt want to travel to 40-50 kms every day to work from suburbs like Clyde, officer or far country towns like Pakenham.
Schools are coming and getting better but area has some really great private schools including Westbourne Grammer School. I highly recommend this suburb.
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Selena Dutton
Selena Dutton Hi Peter,
Is it worth to invest in this suburb as a first home buyer?
Jun 02, 2020
Peter Van Der Zanden
Peter Van Der Zanden Hello Selena,
My daughter has invested in boutique estate Olivia which is on griegs road and she is planning to build her first home in Victoria. We find Truganina as an abode for growth and amenities. This suburb will probably be the best in next 2 - 3 years, with lots of projects already underway like primary and secondary schools, train stations and Westfield's shopping center. If you are thinking of investing in this suburb than have no doubts that you are investing in the right place and most importantly at the right time. in next 5 years you will make a good equity if you invest here.
Jun 02, 2020
Mick Gualamano
Mick Gualamano Hi Peter,
Is Truganina a good suburb in west Melbourne? As first home buyers we are a bit indecisive between western suburbs or South east like Clyde or far hour away suburbs like officer/Pakenham.
Jun 02, 2020
Mick Gualamano
Mick Gualamano Mick I would suggest to invest in West as the suburbs here are between 25- 30 kms from CBD. These suburbs have a lot of future prospects when it comes to equity on investment and facilities for future living. Clyde, officer or Pakenham are suburbs essentially for 2nd home buyers or investors who are not keen on living there themselves. If you are young professional and travel to CBD for work than you have to stay within 30 Kms radius and Truganina like other western suburbs is more planned, not over crowded, nice touch of multicultural people living, good community spirit, green parks for kids and few dog parks already, streets are wide for 2 cars parked opposite to each other, nice schools and its own Westfield's Shopping center coming soon.
Jun 02, 2020
Dr Sonia O'Brien
Dr Sonia O'Brien Truganina is the most fast paced growing suburb of the west Melbourne which is only 25 Km's from CBD. I love living in this suburb with open spaces, park lands and nice eat outs with easy access to city with public transport
Jun 08, 2020
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 01, 2020

"Epitome of growth and Friendly suburb"

I've proudly lived in Mount Cottrell, Truganina for over 9 years with my husband and two children. It is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. There's a real spirit and vibrancy in the community with many local events for residents to come together. As a family, we particularly enjoy living by the creek with the kids always getting a kick out of the natural wildlife. Also, with the good views, offering a range of cafes, restaurants and shops all close by makes everything so easy and convenient. We've never experience any crime and always felt comfortable and safe in our surrounds. With young children, schools were also a important consideration when we moved here. Fortunately, Truganina boasts a number of excellent schools to choose from. Additionally, we've always had no trouble getting in and out of Truganina with easy access to Western freeway and M1 Freeway.
Prices has been going up steadily over the last years, and seems to keep going up as the properties here are in increasing demand, evident by the interest of younger people moving in.
This will be an up and coming suburb for time to come I reckon, great place!
In short, I couldn't recommend Truganina more highly to anyone looking to move to the west of Melbourne.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 28, 2020

"True community suburb for professionals and young families."

We moved to Truganina just over a year now and we are happy with no regrets. Coming from inner south eastern suburbs our friends and family complain west is too far but it really isn't that bad. My wife works in the city and take the train everyday. It only takes half an hour on the train and a total of 45 min door to door from home to work. We are living within walking distance to local shopping square, library, lake, schools. Everything All our daily needs are within 5mins drive.

We love living here and it really feels like home to us. Community groups are always organizing family friendly events here and you really get a sense of community here. Beauty is the different cultural population our neighbors and the whole community is helpful and security in these suburbs is good as everyone is watching each others back and People who live here are here to stay, my neighbors have all built their homes and have been here for 7+yrs.
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1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
May 27, 2020

"No community spirit , this suburb lacks a soul"

Very poorly planned area , traffic on Sayers Road is a nightmare , no shops unless your into Mc Donald's and Red Rooster , no community spirit , the area defiantly lacks personality , if you live here and need to buy milk during peak traffic times look forward to an hour round trip . Large immigrant area , nature strips are disgusting many residents wouldn't know what a lawn mower was . Hopefully things change , there is I nice park being built in the new Forsyth development and now have Telstra bigpond broadband after years of nothing ,will give it a couple more years if nothing changes will move to a nicer suburb.
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
  • Traffic Nightmare
  • No Shops, No Entertainment
PJ1
PJ1 Hi Mark - hope you're doing good!

Now that couple of years have passed - just curious to know how are you finding the place or have you moved on? Have things changed in Truganina?
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
May 27, 2020

"Best Investment/Residential property"

My comments may get lost right in middle of so many mixed views, but still I will try to summarize my experience. When I was looking for land to build property around Melbourne, I shortlisted far of south-east (Clyde, Officer etc.,), Northern suburb i.e., Wollert and West which is Truganina. Finally I settled with Truganina for below reasons:

a. We have 24 hours in a day. 8 hours of work, 8 hours of sleep and remaining 8 hours for ourself and family. Among the 8 hours which we we have for family, I really don't wanted to spend 4 hours in just traveling in train by buying property in Clyde etc., where it takes soo long to commute.

b. When I asked around some old-timers staying in South eastern suburbs, they said that they never expected the property price grow up. Which means one or the other day the property prices of Western suburbs will go up and there will be quality of living for sure.

c. I enquired PTV about increasing the transport (You can do it too, Just send a general enquiry, they will reply promptly with valid data). They confirmed about proposed train station and it will happen soon. They are just waiting for more passengers to increase and to accumulate more tax money from Wyndham council, which their logic sounded fair.

d. As the properties are affordable now, I see lot of beautiful houses built, which among most are double storey with beautiful facade, don't you think collection of such amazing houses one day will make an amazing looking street?

e. Yes, there are influence of house break-in and other notorious activities, but if you compare the crime statistics which is freely available in Victoria police page, it has considerably reduced. And to answer all hippo-crates who have invested in South eastern suburbs and calling Western suburb crap, know your country history.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 26, 2020

"Absolutely Perfect"

Truganina is an amazing part of Victoria. It is beautifully positioned to be close to the upcoming shopping precincts and lifestyle , with the added upside of being only minutes from the CBD. Unlike the east ( Ashwood and further down like officers and pakenham) you do feel like you really are in a beautiful, resort type getaway, and with the train running direct in to the city, you can be in the city in a matter of minutes. It has become a desired destination and really is an amazing upmarket part that you would be lucky to be able to live in. People have cottoned on to its amazing offerings with house prices soaring, but if I had the chance to live there I definitely would!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 24, 2020

"Professionals Paradise - Up & Coming for young families and Business families"

• Close to Western Freeway and 25 kms to CBD
• The only Suburb to have its own 2 train stations in the entire region.
• Lowest in crime rate as per the data on suburb profile by VIC crime stoppers 2019.
• Minutes to train stations and shopping center
• Quality Schools Nearby e.g. St Claire School & Westbourne Grammar
• Community Spirit-Lot of different nationality people live in this suburb which is great.
• Modern Housing Estate
• Lot of green parks and sporting center
• Potential for suburb to a hot suburb in next 2 to 5 years.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 05, 2020

""Great Suburb with increasing demand""

Nice and quiet suburb, with easy access to the city.
Prices has been going up steadily over the last years, and seems to keep going up as the properties here are in increasing demand, evident by the interest of younger people moving in.
This will be an up and coming suburb for time to come I reckon, great place!
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
May 03, 2020

"Great developing neighborhood for families"

Truganina has risen from bare paddocks in less than 10 years to become the largest development area in Victoria. When we moved from Melbourne to west, we decided that this was the best option for us for anywhere between Melbourne and Geelong. So here you get the best compromise on price vs location, with some of the cheaper house prices (for renting and buying) in western suburbs, for a neighborhood that isn't considered rough. Considering that up the road in

You're also only a 10mins drive from other developing suburbs and V-line stations, which take you to the city in 20-25 mins on comfy trains w/ toilets. Not too bad, makes day trips long but very much viable, even possible to go out in the city and get a night train/coach back here. Parking is usually ok too. Uber and other ride shares come this way too. Best of all, you're only 10mins from major shopping centres until the suburb comes with its own westfield in next few years which is just great.outdoor things (cycling, mountain biking, hiking, etc) are all not far way either in the Otways, You Yangs and Gt Ocean Road. So good spot for outdoorsy ppl, and you can be in the countryside in minutes (or even see it from the estate!).

Theres three primary schools open in the immediate area for 2020, two new ones being built and a new public high school being built. There iss also a private girls school being built in Rockbank plus other private high schools nearby that are rated well.

Also for shopping, the local Woolies, 2 liquor stores, pharmacy, doctors, cafes, etc, is within the estate, and Tarniet is 10mins away with everything under the sun, a huge Bunnings, JB-Hi Fi, Harvey Norman, multiples servos, supermarkets, furniture stores, etc. Theres a new Turganina shopping centre going up 5 mins away, which will open mid-2021/22 and gradually expand over the years. The ultimate plan is to have a train station there with (potential) high-speed services to Melbourne. There will also be a large commercial area, swimming pool centre, fire station and much more. Once that happens, house prices will shoot up in this area and this will be a hugely desirable place to live, given the proximity to the city ans Geelong.


However on the upside, getting to the freeway is a bit roundabout but generally without too much traffic, which is a huge plus. Having an already built dual carriageway (surf coast hwy) also is a big plus, for those that live close to it., unlike other new estates where thousands of houses are accessed by a single carriageway road.


All the houses are nice and new, power lines are buried underground and everything looks pretty good, so for that reason it beats the older, weatherboard houses in other parts of northern suburbs. Well-insulated too. One downside is the blocks are quite small, and seeing how far away you are from everything, you really are right on top of your neighbors and all their sounds/smells, much more so than house dwellers in Melbourne. Think the developers made some considerable coin of that...

However all that said, its got a great ambiance, people say hi on the streets and there is some nice community events. Overall, recommended, particularly for families, if you can figure out your commute well enough.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Apr 26, 2020

"Melbourne west best kept secret"

As a working professional with a large family,I lived in Pakenham for 7 years, Berwick for 4 and now in turganina for 2. I would have to say hands down Turganina is the best place I've lived in Melbourne. 

Turganina has the lowest crime rate amongst the 3 of those suburbs, and in my own opinion is by far the nicest place to live. There is a fantastic community spirit, it has an amazing location with trains close by (unlike most of Pakenham and all of Berwick) and if you are lucky enough to live need Gardiners Creek trail, its like living in the bush but only 14kms from the city. In Pakenham/ Berwick, the 'community' is very snobbish and tends to live behind their iron gates. The first month we moved to Turganina, we were invited to a street party, a Christmas street bbq and a NYE party. There was nothing like this in Pakenham or Berwick despite living there for many more years. 

Turganina is often an unheard of suburb despite being close to the city. With the very expensive suburbs of Glen Waverley / Mount Waverley on one side, and Glen Iris / East Malvern / Ashburton on the other, I simply can't think of a better 'value' suburb. Yes, house prices have risen a lot recently because of this, but you can still buy a 800sqm block for around $1.4m. This is unheard of in those other suburbs I mention. 

This is a very green, family friendly, safe suburb to live in. Turganina High has also recently had major $5m spending upgrades and a new Principal who previously transformed Sunbury College. Many parents now opt to send their kids to the local high school instead of private schools. 

Its clear quite a few people are 'waking up' to this small pocket of a suburb, based simply on the number of new houses being built on the generous blocks. Hopefully not too many people get clued into what a great hidden suburb this is, to keep it the way it is.
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Dec 02, 2019

"Repulsive"

Truganina is such a trashy place to be entirely honest. Stayed here for 2 and a half years and I regretted every minute of it. Personally I did not feel safe and it was always infested with rubbish! Super messy
sunseasail
sunseasail Why were you staying in a place for 2.5 years regretting every single minute of it? Were you imprisoned? Surely, you could have moved out earlier.
Dec 11, 2019
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Jun 29, 2019

"Good place to live"

We moved in to Truganina in 2017 and the development is extraordinary. Duplicating Leaks road is happening and will resolve the traffic issue here. Many schools and childcare centres around and also future Truganina train station will make this area great to live.
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Apr 04, 2019

"Great Schools"

There are several schools in Truganina, including Westbourne Grammar School, Al-Taqwa Islamic College, Truganina South Primary School, Truganina P-9 College and St Clare's Catholic Primary School

- Ricky Wadhwa Real Estate Sales Agent Truganina
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Oct 03, 2018

"Good place to live"

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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"Close to CBD, good community, and affordable"

I’ve lived here for 3 years now and have seen so much changes, like more shops and restaurants, park, and better public transport. Lot of young families. Good community spirit. Close proximity to cbd and very affordable.
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  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Best place to live in west"

Close to M1, Williams landing station if you are living in south part of suburb. Most of the people work in CBD. There are many job opportunity in the nearby industrial area in Truganina. Target Headquater in Williams landing is just 3-4 Km away. 3 schools are already there 2 more coming up by next year.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Love"

Lived here for 2 years now and have seen the suburbs developed lots. Good sense of community, safe and quiet housing areas, a lot of shopping and business centres are being developed. Not many options to eat out though, but only 20 minutes drive to cbd on the weekend or short 10 minutes drive to Werribbee plaza.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Practical location"

I lived in Point Cook for 6 years. Truganina is so much better especially because of relatively less traffic during peak hours. It does not have a town centre, however, there are a couple of shopping centres such as Wyndham Village and Williams Landing that are accessible via a short 3-5 min drive. Its even close to all the furniture stores in hoppers.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"trash"

its extremely bad
Pros
  • None come to mind.
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
  • Traffic Nightmare
  • No Shops, No Entertainment
  • No Public Transport
  • Very Noisy
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"lived in westbourne estate for 9 years."

I bought in Truganina in October 2007 for $235K . townhouse on own land 3br 2 bth 1GR . considering what been selling around me now estimate value $380-$390 K . At first there was very little to offer in the area . Point cook town Centre was land . Marquands rd was a dirt track and the rail line was just an idea. So I have seen it all . One thing I will say is when I first bought her people would say " Truganina ... where's that ? " but it is quite well known now and property prices are really moving . House across road from me sold in Sept 2015 fro $335k and now sold last week For $390k . (3 br unit .) Things have really started moving in terms of infrastructure and shops etc. I see there's a new shopping centre planned for corner of Forsythe and leakes Rd and the latest 2017 Melways shows a " proposed Truganina rail station . There are problems with all areas and I think one of the bonuses of this area is to my knowledge there is none or very little housing commission homes. Most people work in the area and I feel very safe here . There was a time when Truganina was described as one of the cheapest arears to buy in Melbourne , those days are gone and houses are regularly selling between $550 K -$700 K . I think once its all finished and all land is sold it will be a really nice area . No regrets from me buying here . I was renting in Kew before and the traffic was horrendous and trams everywhere were a pain.
Pros
  • great house prices
  • relatively close to williamstown, Yarraville foots
  • clean air
  • close to CBD, water and highways
  • lots of schools
  • near to great ocean rd,werribee park,werribee zoo,altona beach,werribee beach
Cons
  • contstantly road works
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
ajimfm1
ajimfm1 If you bought anywhere else in Melbourne in 2007 you would have tripled your purchase price at least by now
2yrs+
andis1
andis1 how come a constantly road works leads to clean air?
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"Convenient, Close to CDB, Affordable"

Pros;
Fast Takeaway for a quick feed (walking distance);
Maccas / KFC / Red Rooster
Better food choices and brunch (driving distance 5-10 mins);
Point Cook Town Centre, Williams landing shopping centre, Wyndam village, Wallace Avenue etc.
New Car Wash and 7 Eleven on Marquand road makes it easy to purchase last minutes things on the fly without venturing too far out
Ample number of medical centers - 3 along sayers road
Good amount of parks so that you can go for a quick jog
Alot of other shops along old Geelong road (Bunnings / Chemist Warehouse / Good guys / SuperCheap auto / Werribee Plaza etc if you need to shop for anything
Very close to the city and only takes around 30 minutes into the CDB when quite, 2 train stations that you can get on, either Williams landing or Tarneit station (depending whether you are on the start or tail end of Truganina.)
Good for young home buyers who want to get into the property market or rent while saving up for a deposit, my wife and I have been living here for almost 5 years and the suburb improves each year, more and more amenities being built as the population also becomes denser :)
More young professionals are slowly moving into the area, noticed this by talking to friends who are buying into the area as it is affordable/close proximity to the city and also it offers key amenities.

Cons;
No cafe\brunch\restaurants\shopping center yet at walking distance
Some new estates have NBN already, however the older areas are still running on ADSL 2, so hopefully we will get NBN soon too
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
  • lots of schools
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
  • No Shops, No Entertainment
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Happy with Truganina"

My wife and I are both working in city and have been living in Brunswick for six years, we are building a house in Truganina and will move in to Truganina in the couple of months. We were looking for an affordable place and Truganina is the best option considering the property price, distance from city, public transport and etc.
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
  • lots of schools
  • near to great ocean rd,werribee park,werribee zoo,altona beach,werribee beach
  • Less Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Forsyth park is d beauty in Truganina"

Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
  • lots of schools
  • near to great ocean rd,werribee park,werribee zoo,altona beach,werribee beach
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"SAN"

It's Real nice place especially if you are staying around Syaers/Palamers Road and Opposit of WIllaims Landing , Leaks Road and Palmers Raod.
1. Public Transport Impproved
2. New child cares
3. Medical centres
4. KFC,Hungry Jacks, MC DOnald
5. New shcools
6. New Parks and gardens
7.New shopping centres
8. Demograpphy imporoved lot.
9. Young families with kids. Clean and tidy houses and roads.
10. house prices are no more cheaper, still cheaper compared to facilities what we get here.
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
  • near to great ocean rd,werribee park,werribee zoo,altona beach,werribee beach
  • Less Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Future Growth"

Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
  • lots of schools
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Lived here for 5 years"

Well, we have been living here for 5 years and have seen the suburb evolve. When we came in 2010, it took me 6 months to get ADSL connection from Telstra. Man it was a struggle! Got the connection after complaints and eventually was upgraded to ADSL 2+ and there is no looking back. The connection is blistering fast and I am happy with it. I am a tech freak and Internet is way to important for me.

The place: There are newly planted trees everywhere so if you are expecting this to be a greeny suburb, please look at S.E. suburbs. There's like 1000s of acres available and under construction with new homes. parking has never been a problem. I can only imagine what traffic will be like in the next few years unless council does something. Traffic is crazy on Sayers road, Moris Road and Leakes road during peak hours (from 6am - 8:30am and 5pm - 6:30pm). All other times, there is no traffic. I think this is common in all the suburbs, I may be wrong.


Shops/Cafes/Nightlife: We have Wyndham Village shopping center which is just okay with basic amenities. The food court is crap. There are more shops coming up as SAMS warehouse has closed down. New restaurants are coming up next to Wyndham Village shopping center. Nightlife, what nightlife?! There is no nightlife in Truganina!


Medical: This suburb is awesome for medical help. You can find clinics that are open till 12am! Some of the docs are crazy and some are really good. You find this everywhere. There are good number dental clinics and two Super Medical center have just opened doors in Truganina, both on Sayers road.


Parks: Good number of parks and open land. Some of them are well maintained. There are few Kids park but i really want council to create more or expand the current ones with better equipments as this suburb and the surrounding ones have thousands of young kids.

Culture/community: You will find tons of Indians (me being on of them) and other Asian, African and middle eastern community with good number Australians. The community has a variety of income earners from high to average earners. I can make this out by looking at my street and where my friends live and also with people in the shopping center.

Shopping: Werribee plaza is crap but is under construction. Hoping it to be a good one once completed. I prefer HighPoint.


Transport: Well connected by Bus and train with Williams Landing train station. The new tarneit V Line Train station will start mid June 2015.

School - I heard schools are an absolute crap here. There are lots of child care. And please be aware of the family day cares, some of them are disgusting!
Some of you have mentioned of the parking issues at the Islamic School. This has never affected me as most of the people park in the service lane in front of the school.


Overall, I am satisfied with the surburb as it caters my need though i there are a lot of things that needs to be looked at by the council. The best part of living in Truganina is you can get the best of Tarniet, Williams Landing, Hoppers crossing and Werribee. You dont have to pay tons to buy a house. They are affordable. If you are planning to invest and can wait, this is a good suburb for long run but not for a short high gain. With so much under construction and population boom in Truganina and Tarniet, these suburbs will be hot properties in the next 5-10 years.
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
  • near to great ocean rd,werribee park,werribee zoo,altona beach,werribee beach
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
  • Traffic Nightmare
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Arndell"

excellent
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
  • lots of schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"No comments."

No comments.
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
  • No Public Transport
  • Traffic Nightmare
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Forsyth Park is very prestigious in planned community in Truganina."

Potential to grow in property market.
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
  • near to great ocean rd,werribee park,werribee zoo,altona beach,werribee beach
  • lots of schools
Cons
  • none
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Perfect if you are looking for somewhere cheap, otherwise move on"

Truganina is a great cheap place to have a home, here you can afford that house that looks great and would cost far too much to build elsewhere, there however stops the benefits once you move it's all down hill. Luckily I don't have to deal with the traffic like I had to in the past which is ridiculous, trying to get to the freeway is a 30-45 min exercise and then to sit in Westgate in traffic further adds to the fun.

Schools are a joke, most are around an ATAR median score of 28 except for westbourne which even after paying extra fees the best you get is 32 which is hardly worth it. Primary schools aren't much better with schools consistently below NAPLAN averages dotted close by. It is appalling that the education of students in this area is this poor the outcomes of these kids are mostly trade and part time/casual roles which lead to poor health and employment outcomes further perpetuating the issues of this area. Those who know about this will know what I am talking about.

The community spirit is non existent, from the people who refuse to tie up their dogs when they go for a walk even thought they clearly have no control over their pets, to the rampaging hoons on motorbikes up and down the creek paths. There is an abundant community of peoples of Muslim and Indian affiliations and everyone else feels like the outsiders, the mosque on Sayers road blatantly ignores parking restrictions ensuring during large festivals, cars are parked up and down Sayers road for kilometres and causing ridiculous scenes.

Internet is third world slow, after months of pushing and pushing I managed to get ADSL 1 which is poor at best, those lovely buffering circles in YouTube are just fantastic. Repeated requests for cable and ADSL 2 are met with timelines which never eventuate.

I am still living here but desperately looking for a way out, selling up will leave you with the realisation that you will get a poor price to buy anywhere else so you feel trapped, avoid this place if you can.
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
  • Traffic Nightmare
  • No Public Transport
  • No Shops, No Entertainment
  • Very Noisy
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Dismal!! Moved out after one year."

We lived along parkland off Sayers Rd. on Bridgewater Way. It was a nightmare!! There were hoons riding their extremely loud dirt bikes up and down the paths all hours of the night. Police did nothing to assist. Also lots of hoons in cars. Our immediate neighbours were nice, but there was no real community spirit - most people kept to themselves. Internet was a total waste. Many areas were too far from the exchange. We were on the outer rim and our internet was so slow - I couldn't even Skype with my family.

The traffic was an ABSOLUTE nightmare. Forsyth road and Sayers road - FORGET ABOUT IT. I used to take my daughter to care in Point Cook at 8:30am - it would literally take me 30 minutes to go the 1.5kms down Forsyth road in the morning. Without traffic, it took about 7 minutes to get over to Point Cook. With the traffic, about 45 minutes!!! We couldn't find decent childcare in the Tarneit/Truganina area so had to go across the highway to Point Cook for our shopping and childcare and ultimately ended up moving to Point Cook.

Infrastructure, schools, daycares, roads, shopping centres - all overcrowded and poorly planned. I wouldn't recommend this suburb to anyone I cared about.
Pros
  • None come to mind.
Cons
  • Very Noisy
  • No sense of Community
  • Low Socioeconomic area
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
  • Traffic Nightmare
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Peace and quiet"

Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Best option for family guy working in CBD or West"

Truganina is one of the best options. 8 mins drive(you need car) to Laverton or Hoppers crossing station. Around 8 child care centre. 6 schools (all of them good ones).Really good houses ,with lot of space. Locality is safe and with Tarneit (vline station in 2016) . For money,saftey and space. Truganina,Tarneit. Good 3-4 bed room houses around 350-400$ pm
Pros
  • lots of schools
  • near to great ocean rd,werribee park,werribee zoo,altona beach,werribee beach
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Growing Fast"

There will be fibre optic cable in new developing Estates. It is in close proximity to hopper crossing and williams landing train station. There is a functioning shopping centre, 24 hrs medical centre and many childcare options. Proposed V-line station in Tarniet will be in close proximity. Truganina offers mixed cultural population which is the best part of it. However, i will recommend those interested in buying property to check their surrounding. Mostly, newly developing Estates are expected to offers better community.
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Cons
  • Traffic Nightmare
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
ktm ktm
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Neighboulry spirit"

Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Opportunity town"

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Everything is cheap, good."

Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
Bush
Bush I don't think it is any good for beach lovers maybe Altona and Williamstown where the swim-able beach is. Not swamp land and to go swimming in puddles.
2yrs+
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1/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
2yrs+

"Hoon drivers"

Not safe to drive at night
Cons
  • No Shops, No Entertainment
  • Traffic Nightmare
  • No Public Transport
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Well planned area"

Close to town with all benefits of living far away
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
ConnieW
ConnieW This made me Laugh, Well planned area? Do you live here? Well planned nightmare!
2yrs+
Bush
Bush Well done ConnieW I agree!
2yrs+
ajimfm1
ajimfm1 Old Goran ivanosovic has come from Sarajevo so yes truganina is an improvement
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Unprepared for growth rate"

lived here 14 months & looking forward to moving this year. I live on the busiest road in town, Morris, so that has clouded my judgement, somewhat. Not unsual to see traffic bumper to bumper crawling along to Sayers Road in the mornings. Wet weather, any kind of minor fender bender, or roadworks are enough to cause this traffic delay, making the short drive in to thec ity a rather long & tedious slog, with no respite even when you are on Sayers. There seem to be a lot of idiot drivers around, sticking to the speed limit has had people overtake me in the bike lane on many occasions; drive through red lights, do burn-outs. Between 3 - 4 pm driving from the top of Morris down to Hoppers is a no-go - have sat through up to 3 rounds of the lights at this time! The roads in the rabbit warrens AKA streets around here are really narrow, making it impossible to pass another car on many occasions & one having to pull over to allow other one through. We are zoned for Baden Powell College. My girlfriend moved to Tarneit almost 5 years ago & there were 300 students, now there are 1200+. Parking woefully inadequate; no drop-off zone, downright dangerous to pick-up kids! It takes me 20 minutes to walk there, & I would rather do that than deal with the traffic chaos. School is primarily demountables. Standard of education seems good. Also, very multi-cultural, which I enjoy; (except not the request that there be no depiction of Christianity in the Easter Hat Parade as it may offend some) My girlfriends son catches a bus to Point Cook Senior (there is now a new High School here) and the bus is late almost everyday. I enjoy the bikepaths & bike lanes. I hate, loathe & despise the constant contruction din, years of that to come. If you ARE to move here, do not move to Morris Road. And be sure to come & check out the traffic situation at peak times. You may finds that living on one side of Morris Road rather than the other may be better for you, depending which way you need to go. Seriously, the traffic can be that bad! NO decent nightlife to speak of, & the Village Cinema at The Plaza (closest cinema) has limited releases. My friend, who lives in adjoining Tarneit, loves the area. Like I said: AVOID MORRIS!!
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A place not built to grow so quickly"

Truganina and surrounding areas have grown at such as rate that the roads can not cope with the traffic. Sayers Road is terrible for a lot of the day due to peak hours and having two schools so close together. The public transport is almost non existent in the area which makes travel without a vehicle difficult. The few parks not well appointed for young families in most cases. The positives are that the cost of living is good due to the socio economic groups that live in this area. The shopping centres are on the improve but there still is not enough to serve the amount of growth. I’m sure one day it will catch up by for me I think and area that is more established is preferable. If the spending dollar is the problem I would suggest some of the established areas in Hoppers or Werribee where public transport and other amenities are available.

Although one big thing I miss about this area is the proximity to the airport and the city - fantastic!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A real melbourne experience - mix of people!!"

Developing area, with lots of construction all around. The area has a varied mix of people from all backgrounds living. The area needs infrastructure improvement from the council starting with planting trees and unweeding the nature strip.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Location, Great Value!"

We lived in Truganina for over 6 months now and still love it. We previously lived in the outer eastern suburbs and proprety prices were completely unaffordable. Working in the city it is easy for me to get in and out of the city via the freeway or train. With the new regional rail link to open up in the coming years this will only help further. Compared to the eastern suburbs I would have been paying twice the amount for a property within 22 kms of the city.

There are a lot of developments and building going on at the moment which can be annoying however the upside being in the next 5 years most will be finished.

Recommend Truganina highly for first home buyers or young families like ours.
Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Opportunity town"

Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Affordable"

Pros
  • close to CBD, water and highways
Cons
  • not enough cafes and boutiques and bars
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Truganina

1

Bushlark Crs

3.5/5
"A great place to live"
-37.856366 144.73381

Unranked Streets in Truganina

"Best street in Truganina. "
-37.847331 144.724484
"No Internet"
-37.837246 144.71458
"Affordable housing, close to walking track"
-37.8550872106 144.718799455
"Needs Bridge!"
-37.842936304 144.725151531

Scrubwren Dr

1.5/5
"Too close to the swamp!"
-37.856827 144.737739
"The best street ever!"
-37.8576143805 144.7207938703