In the 1830’s, Tarneit was mostly agricultural grazing land. Sheep and cattle ruled the landscape and farms were the preferred land use. Leap ahead 190 years, and this landscape has changed dramatically. Today, Tarneit is a swiftly expanding suburb full of contemporary, yet affordable family homes.

Now one of the largest and fastest growth regions in Victoria, Tarneit recorded a population in 2016 of 36,261. Updated studies show the population now to be 40,403 as at 30 June 2018. It no surprise then, this fast growing, family environment is expected to increase to over 63,000 by 2031.

If you’re after a low-fuss family lifestyle that is close to the vibrancy of Werribee and Hoppers Crossing with the bay also at your doorstep, come and take a look.

Quick Facts:

  1. 30 km to Melbourne CBD.
  2. Population Average Age – 20 to 39.
  3. Close to Werribee Open Range Zoo for family outings.
  4. Tarneit means “colour white” in the local Aboriginal dialect.
  5. City of Wyndham local government area.

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Natalie Fisher

Hi, I’m Natalie Fisher of Fisher Conveyancing. I’ve spent my whole life around this region and know the ins and outs of Tarneit conveyancing and real estate transfers. If you have any question, give me a call and I’ll be happy to assist.

Tarneit Central

Tarneit Central

Residential and Demographics

Consisting of contemporary homes in designer estates and only 7 km from Werribee, Tarneit is the place for families. Ranging from young families to middle-aged and older, home designs are low maintenance and the estates are designed with lifestyle in mind.

There is a healthy 50/50 split of male and females, with 54.8% being married. Over 70% of the population is over 15 and the average household size is 3.1.

Median price for a house is $550,000 with an annual capital growth of 5.73%, whilst a unit is $390,000 with annual capital growth of 4.54%. Vacancy rates in the area are very low due to the suburbs affordability.

With its strong and positive growth potential, Tarneit is predominantly owner occupied but for those looking to invest the rental yields are approximately 4.6%.


Due to its family orientation, Tarneit has been well-thought out in regard to educational facilities. These facilities provide an opportunity to tailor education to suit your child’s needs.

Government schools include Tarneit Primary School and College covering Prep to Yr 12 as well as Baden Powell College which is Prep to Yr 9. There are two Catholic schools offering from Prep to Yr 6 and Thomas Carr College offering Yr 7 to 12.

Two private schools are also available, including the Islamic College of Melbourne which offers a diverse multi-cultural curriculum.

Campuses of Victoria University, Goulbourn Ovens Institute of TAFE, University of Melbourne (Veterinary Science) and the University of Notre Dame Australia are all located close by in Werribee.


Many of the housing estates have been designed with the family lifestyle to not just be inside the home, but outside as well. Parks with fun playgrounds, BBQ facilities and meandering bike paths are within easy access for the residents.

This means a lifestyle that supports healthy outdoor living. It’s wonderful stuff!

For soccer fans, the new home for Western United FC is about to be built. Wyndham City Stadium will be a 15,000 seat purpose-built football stadium located in Tarneit. The new stadium will also feature training pitches, sports medicine facilities, a gymnasium and sporting spaces for the community to enjoy. Welcome to the A-League!

Of course, being in such close proximity to the Werribee Open Range Zoo, you would want to become a member… Enjoy Sunset Safari’s, Off-Road Safari’s or even a Slumber Safari! Check it out!

Shopping. Cafes. Cuisine.

Your choice of shopping centres is in close proximity.  As befitting a large family population, you have your choice of 3 Coles, 2 Aldis and 1 Woolworths supermarket… So there is no excuse for not finding your favourite grocery items.

For those with a Kmart addiction, there is also one available to satisfy your shopping needs. Additionally, a diverse selection of boutique outlets so you can find the shoes that absolutely must go with that skirt. (Girls, you know what what’s going on!)

Playgrounds with attached cafes are a great way to enjoy you morning coffee and there are a few scattered around the area for your peace of mind and your energetic children.

There are some hidden gems to be found when dining out in Tarneit along with the major fast food chains. Make sure you try the local fast foods and restaurants as these are often prepared lovingly by residents from around the world who are very proud to show off their cooking expertise.


With 1,000 car parking spaces available at the new Tarneit railway station, taking the train is fast and efficient for anyone working in or wanting to commute to Melbourne. This relaxing journey takes approximately 30 minutes.  Train travellers also find the new station very convenient to travel south-west to Geelong.

When taking the car to Melbourne CBD the journey on the M1 via Boundary Rd is shorter in distance, but it usually isn’t in time. The M2 may add a few more kilometres but your arrival time of 50 mins is approximately the same.

Travel around the region is supported by an extensive bus network enabling local travel to be a breeze.

All in All…

As the land was recently agricultural land, you wouldn’t be mistaken if you said, “Tarneit has sprung up like a mushroom.” Because, well… it has!

Affordable homes in well-laid out estates with a variety of learning options, shopping hubs and in close proximity to the bay, beaches and CBD… this is Tarneit.

So if you’re in the market for a trending suburb and a relaxing lifestyle, welcome home to Tarneit!