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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 2011 Census, Moonee Ponds had a population of 13,532.Moonee Ponds is home to Queens Park and the Moonee Valley Racecourse.HistoryMoonee Ponds was named by Donald Kennedy after his native valley in Inverness-shire, Scotland.AttractionsThe 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.Moonee Ponds is in Moonee Valley. Plan your holiday in Moonee Ponds and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Australia trip planner.
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