Heidelberg is a large suburb of Melbourne, located 11 km north-east of the Central Business District.
The administration of Austin Health is based in Heidelberg at the Austin Hospital. The Austin Hospital site has recently undergone extensive renovations, and now also contains the Mercy Hospital for Women and the Olivia Newton John – Cancer and Wellness Centre. These three facilities combined measure up to be largest hospital in Victoria. The Heidelberg Shopping Centre, known as “Burgundy Street” has recently been revived. It had become rundown in the 1980s, but a new supermarket, and many trendy cafes have made the area much more liveable; as a result, house prices have increased dramatically. “Burgundy Street” is now known as Heidelberg Central Shopping Precinct and has over 230 retail/commercial and professional businesses. Heidelberg Central is also home to the historic Old England Hotel. Heidelberg has its own train station, and is well serviced by buses. There is also a network of on-road and segregated bicycle facilities, including the Main Yarra Trail.