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General Information

Pakenham is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and rural holdings, but is a town on the move.

Situated approx. 46 kilometres from Melbourne in the South Eastern Growth Corridor. Pakenham is a designated “Employment Zone” and the residential, commercial and industrial development is bringing families to Pakenham.

As the housing estates are being built the infrastructure required to service the needs of the families coming into the area, is being put in place.

Encompassed in the Cardinia Shire, and serviced by our office are the townships and rural areas of;

Nar Nar Goon, Nar Nar Goon North, Maryknoll, Tynong, Tynong North, Garfield, Garfield North, Iona, Cora Lynn, Bunyip, Labertouche, Longwarry, Longwarry North, Koo Wee Rup and Bayles.

Each of which has a charm of its own.


  • Electric Rail to Melbourne
  • VLine Service connects the townships to the east of Pakenham
  • Four Lane Highway


Main Street shopping, Supermarket and Department Store chains are already here and there are plans for a new complex within the town centre. Housing estates such as Lakeside and Heritage Springs have shopping centres offering supermarket and specialty shops.


Public, Private & Christian Primary Schools, Public, Private & Christian High Schools, Kindergartens, Pre School Centres, Child Minding Centres


All Ball Sports are catered, both indoor and outdoor, Athletic Fields & Little Athletics, Swimming, both indoor and outdoor, Bowls Club, Race Course, Gymnasiums, Dance Studios, Martial Arts etc.

Community, Health & Religion

All these services are available in Pakenham:

  • Churches – All religions
  • Healthcare – Aged Care Facilities, Doctors, Dentists
  • Community and Charity Groups are all represented.