Whitehorse is located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, commencing its western boundary in Surrey Hills, 11 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, and extending to Vermont at its eastern extremity, 21 kilometres from the CBD. Comprised of 16 suburbs (four shared with bordering municipalities), it is surrounded by the Cities of Manningham, Boroondara, Maroondah, Monash and Knox.
Whitehorse is recognised as the home of the arts, stemming from its relationship with Box Hill as the original site of the Artists Camp established in 1885.
It is a culturally diverse community with more than one third of residents having been born overseas, coming predominantly from China, the UK, India, Malaysia and Vietnam. There is also a burgeoning international student population, with students attending Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Deakin University and some local high schools.
Well known for its leafy streets, parkland and walking tracks, Whitehorse is also home to an extensive list of schools and recreational facilities, and is serviced by all modes of public transport including trains, trams and buses.