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Eynesbury is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 40 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Melton and Wyndham local government areas. Eynesbury recorded a population of 2,577 at the 2016 Census.Suburbs and townships that surround Eynesbury include Exford, Melton South, Werribee, and Hoppers Crossing.HistoryEynesbury was named after a town in the United Kingdom (north of London) where Simon Staughton was born (1797). Mr Staughton moved with his family to Australia in 1841 and settled on 101,000 acres which was subsequently subdivided in 1852.The township of Melton was created from the 30,600 acre subdivision. When Mr Staughton died in 1863 his four sons and one daughter inherited his holdings of 70,400 acres. In 1870 the property was divided into four lots: Exford; Nerowie; Staughton Vale and Eynesbury – each station apart from Eynesbury had its own Homestead.The Eynesbury Homestead constructed by Samuel Thomas Staughton in 1872 was the most grand of the four homesteads.Samuel Staughton inherited the 20,000 acre Eynesbury property from his father Simon. The Eynesbury Homestead, which was built in 1872 has been restored and is heritage listed. This also includes the Bluestone Men’s Quarters (now the Golf Club locker rooms); coach house & stables (now the Golf Club pro-shop).Eynesbury is in Melton. When using our Australia online itinerary maker , you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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