200 Active Businesses

6,000 Employees

6.5km to Melbourne Airport

10km to the CBD

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About the Business District

Essendon Fields has a flourishing Business District with unparalleled connectivity and amenities. There are over 200 active businesses including Linfox, Armaguard, Australia Post, The Good Guys and VicRoads that have already chosen Essendon Fields as their home; meaning every day over 6,000 employees enjoy the surrounding heritage and green spaces along with an impressive and unique amenity offering.

Unique Amenity Offering

Staff working at Essendon Fields not only enjoy the ease of getting to and from work but love the unique amenity offering including:

  • LaManna Direct described by The Age as "probably Australia’s best supermarket" – June 2014
  • Local shopping centre including Coles, bank, newsagency, Australia Post, pharmacy, printing and a range of dining options
  • Onsite childcare making morning drop offs and evening pick-ups quick, easy and stress-free
  • Bounce and Fitness Addix Gym for before work and lunchtime workouts
  • Medical Centre and Dentist appointments could not be any easier
  • DFO for a little lunchtime retail therapy
  • Auto Centro new and approved used cars for super easy car servicing and a cracking deal on your next new car
  • 166 room hotel with adjoining restaurant, bar and events centre planned to open early 2017

View our list of Business operators

A Great Place To Work

A Significant Site

Essendon Fields was recently recognised by the State Government as a site of state significance and a great place to work with existing tenants reporting marked improvement in staff satisfaction and productivity after moving to Essendon Fields. See IAG Case Study.

Room for Growth

With a capacity for an additional 150,000m2 of office space, there is no better time to join a growing list of businesses at Essendon Fields Business District. The unique mix of heritage buildings with modern office fit outs and “A” Grade new office buildings gives Essendon Fields a wonderfully unique position for any new headquarters.

Your Business Address

If Essendon Fields is not on your radar, it’s time to Think Outside the Grid and choose Essendon Fields Business District as your new home to build your business.

Leasing Enquiries

To view our current leasing enquiries or register your interest, please visit our Now Leasing page

Essendon Fields employees enjoying a lunchtime PT session

Study Insurance

A significant call centre developed to facilitate a move from a large existing CBD premise

People and Culture Benefits

  • Staff able to work with greater flexiblity (after hours and shorter shifts) as less likely to travel time-consuming distances
  • Provides staff with more choice and more affordable transport
  • People can afford to drive to work in the suburbs (no tolls)
  • Return to work parents, happier to put in longer hours due to on site car parking
  • Employee Value Proposition - safety, security and convenience
  • Improved work-life balance and staff engagement results through the improved conditions and conveniences
  • Environmental standards and sustainability very good
  • OHS standards also very good
  • Improved staff retention in suburbs due to proximity to the workplace


  • Existing CBD fit out was sub standard and inefficent
  • Opportunity to create a purpose built complex for our business
  • CBD means high rental costs and expensive car parking
Fit out for IAG – Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Award for Office Fit Out in 2010
“The investment is not about the facility alone, it is first and foremost about the people and culture.”
John S. Simpson - State Manager, IAG

Transport Options

Located only 10km from Melbourne's CBD and 6.5km from Melbourne Airport getting to Essendon Fields by car is easy. Public Transport options include Tram service 59 to Elizabeth Street in Melbourne's CBD, proximity to Strathmore and Essendon Train stations, private staff shuttle service to Essendon train station during morning and evening peak periods and connectivity to Melbourne's established bike path networks.

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View the exact location of the EF Staff Bus with our GPS Tracker

Essendon Fields Free Staff Shuttle Bus

*No service on Victorian public holidays.



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