Malvern is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is in the Local Government Area of the City of Stonnington. At the 2006 Census, Malvern had a population of 9422. It is a largely residential suburb, and a generally wealthy one.
It is located about 8 kilometres south east of central Melbourne.
Its main shopping
attractions are Malvern Central and Glenferrie Road
, home to a wide variety of restaurants.
There are several beautiful Victorian parks and gardens in Malvern, including Malvern Gardens in Spring Road.
The Stonnington City Centre (formerly Malvern Town Hall), in Second Empire style, is now the corporate headquarters for the City of Stonnington.
Significant heritage buildings listed on the Victorian Heritage Register include Stonington mansion (1890), Malvern tram depot, Former ES&A Bank (on the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street) and the Malvern Railway station.
Other significant buildings include St Joseph's Parish Church, several large mansions in the area, Valentine's Mansion (now Caulfield Grammar School - Malvern Campus) and Central Park Conservatory.
The area of Malvern was first settled in 1835.
The then shire hall (later town hall) was built in 1886 on the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street and later extended.
Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust ran their first car out of Malvern depot on 30th May, 1910.
Malvern tram depot
, located on Glenferrie Road, provides trams
for the various routes which service Malvern.
Malvern Station is a busy station on the Frankston, Pakenham and Cranbourne lines. In addition, Tooronga Station also services the northern section of the suburb on the Glen Waverley line.
- Robert Doyle - the former Member for Malvern and former Leader of the Opposition in the Victorian Legislative Assembly.
- Colin Egar - Australian Test cricket match umpire was born in Malvern in 1928.
- Harold Holt - politician and the 17th Prime Minister of Australia from 1966 - 1967 is commemorated by the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Centre, a swimming pool complex in Malvern.
- John Landy - former track athlete and the 26th Governor of Victoria, Australia attended school at Malvern Memorial Grammar School
- Hubert Opperman - Australian cyclist and politician, who was once employed by Malvern Star Cycles, a tiny cycle shop in Malvern.
- Bruce Small - successful businessman, who developed Malvern Star bicycles into a household name in Australia.
- Lindsay Thompson - politician who was Premier of the state of Victoria from 1981 to 1982 and the Member for Malvern.
- Sir Robert Menzies Prime Minister of Australia lived in Haverbrack Avenue, Malvern, and has been commemorated in the naming of the Robert Menzies Reserve, bounded by Elizabeth Street, Henderson Avenue and Toorak Road, in Malvern.
- Hollywood Actor Jesse Spencer, late of Neighbours, now of 'House' fame, attended Malvern Central School in the 1980s.
- Actress/Singer Stephanie McIntosh plays Sky Mangel from Neighbours and has 3 hit songs.
- Gertrude Johnson - soprano and founder of the National Theatre died in Malvern in 1973.
- Australian Rules (VFL) Football Champion player and coach Tommy 'T-Shirt' Hafey Tom Hafey attended Lloyd Street Central School (now Lloyd Street Primary), East Malvern.
- Former AFL Collingwood footballer Rupert Betheras grew up in East Malvern and attended Lloyd Street Central School (now Lloyd Street Primary), East Malvern, and De La Salle College Malvern.
Malvern is the original home of Malvern Star
, once Australia's largest and most well-known bicycle manufacturer.