Avondale Heights is a suburb 12 km north-west of Melbourne
Avondale Heights is located on a plateau bounded by a large bend of the Maribyrnong River to the east, south, and west, and to the north by Buckley Street. The suburb derives its name from the Avondale Estate. Originally known as Maribyrnong West, when the Council undertook to change the name, postal authorities drew attention to the existence of Avondale in Queensland. The suburb was therefore called Avondale Heights to distinguish it from the Queensland town. Four bus routes service the area and recreational and commuter cyclists have easy access to the Maribyrnong River Trail along the Maribyrnong River.