Moonee Ponds is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Moonee Valley.
Moonee Ponds is where Barry Humphries' fictional housewife-megastar Dame Edna Everage originally lived as well as the home of prominent unionist Bill Shorten. It is also home to Queens Park and the Moonee Valley Racecourse.
- The Clocktower Centre was the Essendon Town Hall, but today is 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 large clocktower.
- The 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. A stroll down the street arm in arm with a lover can be quite a romantic experience, with the aromatic coffee scents and the picturesque shops. At its eastern end is Moonee Ponds Junction and at its western end is the Moonee Ponds train station.
- The Moonee Valley Racecourse is one of Melbourne's largest horse-racing tracks.
Moonee Ponds Station
is located at the western end of Puckle Street, on the Craigieburn railway line
. Bus 467 runs from the station to Aberfeldie
. At the eastern end of Bello's Puckle Street is Moonee Ponds Junction. Tram number 82
terminates at the junction and Tram number 59
stops there. There is a bus interchange at the junction (called Moonee Ponds Interchange) where many bus routes terminate (routes 404, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 483, 501, 504, 506 and 508).
The Maribyrnong River Trail and Moonee Ponds Creek Trail are cycling tracks in and around Moonee Ponds.
- City of Essendon - the former local government area of which Moonee Ponds was a part.