Bundoora is located 16kms north of the city and home to campuses for RMIT and La Trobe University, so there are students living alongside long-term families who enjoy the space of the suburb.
The word Bundoora is derived from "Kelbundoora", the name of a 19th-century Wurundjeri tribesman. At the 2011 Census, Bundoora had a population of 25,709.
Kingsbury was named after Bruce Kingsbury VC, who died in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War. This suburb is 12 km north-east from the CBD and at the 2011 Census had a population of 3,362.
At the 2011 Census, Macleod had a population of 9,606 and is 14km north-east from Melbourne's CBD. Macleod was named after Malcolm Macleod, who acquired land in the area in 1903.