Balaclava is one of the suburbs in Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. The suburb is located 7 kilometers south of the Melbourne’s Central Business District. The suburb was named after the Balaclava battle which took place in the mid 19th century, during the Crimean War.

Population and Postcode

The estimated population in Balaclava as of the 2011 census was 5,383 and the postcode of this region is 3183.

Suburbs around Heathmont

Apart from this, the land area of this region covers only 0.8km2 and the suburbs, which are surrounded by Balaclava are St Kilda, Eldwood, St Kilda East to the north, Ripponlea to the south, St Kilda to the East and Elsternwick.

Public transportation

Balaclava offers wide ranges of transport, which include the railways (lies on the Sandringham line), tramway systems, bus way and taxis.

Local landmarks

There are many well-known landmarks in Balaclava: Caufield Campus Caulfield Campus of Caulfield Grammar School – the suburb's largest school, St Colman's School Hall, Lady of St Kilda mural, St Colman's School Hall, Main shopping strip. The residential architectures include late 1870s terrace housing, combinations of Victorian terraces and late Edwardian duplexes and a variety of subtropical palms.