7.1 out of 10

Werribee

Ranked 308th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-37.8903148326046 144.660203712505
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Not so bad in the grand scheme of things"

I have grown up in Werribee and despite spending my late teens/early 20's desperate to get away from here, I can honestly say I think it is a great town. Not that it doesn't have it's problems. The plaza and stations especially get a lot of kids hanging around in packs, and a few dodgy individuals, but in my experience that happens everywhere, whether you are in the west, east, north, or inner city.

There is enough shopping at the plaza and main street so that you don't have to leave (provided you don't want sportsgirl or a decent myer, because you won't find either of those here, much to my annoyance), and if you do want to leave, Werribee is bang smack in the middle of the city or Geelong, so take your pick!

If you are after something to do, there's the zoo, the indoor and outdoor pool, bowling, cinema's, werribee south beach (when it's not too stinky it's great to take your dog for a walk) and the werribee river is great to walk/jog along and you may even see some ducks along the way! I don't agree with people who say there is nothing to do, because you make your own fun, and all it takes is some imagination or great mates to tag along.

There are great cafes down the main street who do a mean breakfast/brunch and a fantastic gluten free shop/cafe.

Now here are some of my gripes:
Public transport is lacking in some respects. As a frequent user, the buses are often late, many bus drivers are rude, the buses don't operate late enough for those work outside the '9-5', and the trains could do with a lot more services especially at peak times.
Traffic is ridiculous. Peak times are a nightmare to drive in. There is too much of a focus on new estates and expansion when the infrastructure isn't there, or isn't being upgraded to accomodate more road users. I am currently looking at buying and could not think of anything worse that buying in the outer developments and either trying to battle the traffic jams that occur just to get through/around Werribee (let alone on the freeway!), or not be able to catch a bus, because hey buses won't be running through there for a few years yet. Werribee sadly always seems a couple of steps behind in this regard.

Nightlife is a bit lacking, could definetly do with a nice bar or two as there isn't anywhere you can go to have a quiet drink that isn't a restaurant or a gaming venue. Volt and Mynt are ok in moderation, but each to their own!
Pros
  • Great shopping, cafes and restaurants
  • Short trip between two cities - Melbourne & Geelong
  • Plenty to do for families, and it's relatively cheap
Cons
  • nowhere nice to have a quiet drink.
  • Traffic due to population boom
  • Not enough nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
Aug 30, 2017

"Nice place to live"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
Jul 17, 2017

"Crime riddled cesspit"

Do not move here by any accounts, most burgled homes in Victoria, Most stolen cars and most of just about ant other crime, this includes Hoppers crossing and Point Cook, dont believe me just check the police stats, people are afraid to even go out of their homes after 7pm and more and more people are moving away from the area due to the African gangs. This includes areas such as Hoppers Crossing and point cook as well.
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
May 30, 2017

"Bad, but if your the kind that likes to get picked on..."

well, where do i start? oh yeah, when i was born. in st.mercy hospital of course, lol. i was born here but can't really say it's nice. in school, always bullied with teachers only giving them detentions. so, during the end of my stay i ended up getting personally harraised by a street bully. not to say that it is all bad. the shops are great and the service, mmm. plus i met my fiance here. but that's beside the point, lol. but if safety is what you want... look elsewhere. the police, or pigs as i call them, are worthless. but good for eventual visits, just don't stay for too long.
Pros
  • Great shopping, cafes and restaurants
  • Short trip between two cities - Melbourne & Geelong
  • Awesome shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars
Cons
  • Traffic due to population boom
  • Not enough nightlife
  • Traffic!!
  • Public transport can be unreliable at times
  • Future Slum Area
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 18, 2017

"Overall, a good suburb."

Schools are very good in Werribee, like Suzanne Cory Highschool is an selective school where it got one of the highest VCE results in Victoria. But Werribee is undergoing rapid development and growth which is a good thing but construction is everywhere and traffic jams can be very often! It used to be a scum but now it's honestly one of my favourite suburbs! People are also very friendly and nice here!
Pros
  • Great shopping, cafes and restaurants
  • Plenty to do for families, and it's relatively cheap
  • Short trip between two cities - Melbourne & Geelong
  • Nice people and community
  • Awesome shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars
Cons
  • Construction
  • Traffic due to population boom
  • Not enough nightlife
  • Traffic!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Country Town Feel"

Purchased a house here 7 years ago after living in 'better' class eastern suburbs, and have never looked back.

Sure, Werribee has some issues, but the same issues exist in many parts of Melbourne and in suburbs where house prices are treble of those in WerrIbee.

There are some fantastic pockets of Werribee that are still super affordable. Spend a few hours around Watton street and meet the true locals.....ask questions, nobody is in a hurry around here! Kids have a ball exploring the local river.

I personally prefer the areas closer to the old part of town.
If in the market to purchase, look south of Synott st, Greaves St north or west of the racecourse. Avoid areas closer to the Plaza.
Dont be put off by comments of people who dont live in this undiscovered oasis....

Dave
Pros
  • Great shopping, cafes and restaurants
  • Plenty to do for families, and it's relatively cheap
  • Short trip between two cities - Melbourne & Geelong
  • Nice people and community
Cons
  • Not enough nightlife
  • Public transport can be unreliable at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Simply perfect!!!"

It's about 6 months that my family and I are living in werribee,and it's amazing for us,the rent is afordable,we are near plaza with lots of shopping and cafe options,we have visit werribee park and rose garden several time and that's just amazing,and above all the community here is amazing,we found new start church in manor lake and we found amazing people there that became our best friends ever,we can't wait for sundays to go there enjoy our service and share a meal after that.
I just love living in werribee!!!
Pros
  • Great shopping, cafes and restaurants
  • Plenty to do for families, and it's relatively cheap
  • Awesome shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars
  • Nice people and community
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"Good and bad - depends where your priorities are"

I know when anything bad is said about werribee locals will probably comment calling me a snob, im not, just trying to be more honest than some on here.
firstly, the pro's, werribee is still very, very cheap compared to most areas of melbourne, meaning that families can afford a comfortable house without being rich. it also has rail and freeway access to the city, which makes city access fairly easy outside peak times. i also find that crime seems to be overstated, maybe it just seems higher due to the presence of groups of teenagers on the streets. since its flat, cycling is fairly easy compared with more hilly parts of the city. also the new train line to geelong looks like it will probably act like a new suburban train line to areas like wyndham vale and tarneit, making public transport way better in the area.

On the down side, the low rents here and the increase in rents in previously low-rent suburbs like footscray or newport has pushed most of the ferals out to the outer burbs,with werribee taking more than its fair share. yeah yeah, all areas have them- but werribee definitely has a much higher proportion. in addition, the area around werribee has grown massively in the past few years, without road infrastructure being updated so traffic gets even worse than in areas much closer to the city. although the houses are cheap, that doesn't mean the cost of living is, and it can end up being higher than paying rent in suburbs with better services and shorter travel distances. for me tho, the worst thing is the way the general area looks- where there arent houses yet, the west mainly looks like a dust bowl, flat and brown and featureless. then development on top of this looks like a haphazard mix of oil refineries and shabby industrial areas and tacky mcmansion housing estates. the freeway landscaping is probably about the prettiest view around.
Pros
  • New train stations coming to the area
  • Short trip between two cities - Melbourne & Geelong
  • Plenty to do for families, and it's relatively cheap
Cons
  • Region looks industrial, flat and barren
  • Traffic due to population boom
  • Not enough nightlife
  • Public transport can be unreliable at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great town"

I've lived in Werribee all my life, gone to a primary and high school there and am still living here during university. I love the place and its people. Something that I should point out about Werribee is that around 80% of the Werribee is getting the NBN within 1 year of me writing this. Thats a major advantage and I love that its happening here.
Pros
  • Great shopping, cafes and restaurants
  • Short trip between two cities - Melbourne & Geelong
  • Plenty to do for families, and it's relatively cheap
Cons
  • Traffic due to population boom
  • Not enough nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"MUCH better than what people make it out to be"

I moved to Werribee 8 years ago after living in Clayton all my life. It is the best thing I have ever done in my life.
Growing up, I used to hear stories about the 'dreaded' western suburbs and that they were all best avoided. I used to believe Werribee stunk because of the sewage farm. I used to think it was a little bogan town.
But 10 years ago I visited Werribee for the first time when I took my kids to the zoo. We spent the day in Werribee... and we loved it. All those stereotypes about this amazing town were quickly thrown out the window. So, a couple of years later my wife and I bought a home here and we haven't looked back!!
Werribee is a huge town with a huge population. There is absolutely NO noticeable smell of sewage so I don't know how that stereotype came to be.
There's so much on offer in Werribee. The shopping is brilliant. The local Werribee Plaza has over 230 stores (inside and outside the complex), and then you have Watton St in Werribee CBD with plenty of cafes/restaurants/bars, and some of these overlook the beautiful Werribee River which is getting a facelift. Wyndham City Council has plans to make Werribee a capital city for the west, so they are improving its physical image to cater for that.
You also have the Werribee South Beach, and the Werribee Open Range Zoo (one of the best zoos in Australia), Werribee Mansion, and the State Rose Garden. All of these are beautiful and fun filled activities.
Werribee is safe. I've never felt unsafe and I don't know anybody who has. Never seen any trouble, so I don't understand why people call it unsafe. There's plenty of nice parks and gardens for my kids to play in, and facilities like the Wyndham Leisure Centre for my older kids. There's a local outdoor swimming pool at the end of Watton St.

Living in Werribee is cheap! It's one of the cheapest suburbs in Melbourne and is very popular for young families, retirees and singles. One of the best things about Werribee is that it's so close to both Melbourne and Geelong (30 mins to either city). Then you have the Great Ocean Road only a short drive from there.
Locals in Werribee are friendly. It's so easy to bump into someone you know in the street and have a chat with them. A lot of the older residents are happy to chat with anyone!
Public transport is pretty good. Trains run every 10-20 minutes during peak hour. It's quite well serviced by buses, but could be a little better.
There are heaps of good schools around. My older kids are enrolled in Mackillop and are doing really well. My younger kids are still at kindergarten and have made lots of friends. Education here is very good!

I could really go on about how brilliant Werribee really is, but I don't want this message to be too long. It's really better than what people say it is. Life here is easy, laid back, cheap, friendly, safe, everything you could want from a mini city.
Pros
  • Very safe
  • Great value for your money
  • Lots of attractions
  • Great shopping, cafes and restaurants
  • Short trip between two cities - Melbourne & Geelong
  • Awesome shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars
  • Nice people and community
  • Plenty to do for families, and it's relatively cheap
Cons
  • Traffic due to population boom
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
jeyemd
jeyemd What very safe,highest crime rate in melbourne is Werribee
Jul 16, 2017
jeyemd
jeyemd Its crazy, Im in my 60s, and Werribee use to be a happy place, and now you cant walk around after 7 oclock at night," one resident told A Current Affair.

"You just try and lock your place up, have some dogs, have a bat by your door. Sounds crazy doesnt it, but you have to do it."


Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/07/14/17/38/wild-west-comes-to-melbourne-as-residents-flee-gangs#odobxBirWMxRybBq.99
Jul 16, 2017
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Looks best looking through the rear view mirror"

Future slum, low value areas attract riff raff, council is of poor standard and have no environmental/community strategy, is turning into a dust bowl, plant a tree for goodness sake!
Pros
  • The freeway leading out of werribee is it's best asset
Cons
  • Future Slum Area
  • Traffic due to population boom
  • Traffic!!
weatherdude
weatherdude Wow, makes me wonder if you really don't live here but just hate on Werribee. Because you ranked everything so low when there is SO MUCH on offer!!!! There's heaps of shopping options from the Werribee Plaza to Watton St. There's heaps of eating out options with great cafes/restaurants in Watton/Synnott St, and the Plaza. I've never witnessed any crime and don't know anyone who has, so a 1 star rating for safety is crazy. Cost of living only 2 stars?? It's the 2nd cheapest suburb in Melbourne!!!!!!!!
2yrs+
yv3013
yv3013 cost of living to me isn't just about money, i know it's cheap, but it wasn't planned on being cheap, just turned out that way.
I would of changed my shopping rating as I forgot they had a plaza somewhere, but I won't as your ratings above are tanked up for your own benefit.
no I'm not a resident, just a visitor sometimes, whew..
2yrs+
emmij
emmij People in Melbourne need to get over themselves! The West...blah blah blah. There are many areas ALL over Melbourne which leave a lot to be desired......Price tags HIGH...and it makes me smile as these dodgy little over priced suburbs are not Kensington...LONDON. What has happened to Melb in the last 8 years!! Werribee is what it is....people from all walks of life.......varying salaries!
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not nearly as bad as some people describe it."

I moved to Werribee in 2006 in one of the newer estates. When I told people that I'm moving to Werribee a lot of people were saying things like "Oh my God, it's so dangerous there!", "It's whoop whoop from everywhere", "It's a farm!" etc... All of those were proven WRONG! I actually like Werribee, I've moved a lot throughout my life including various suburbs within Melbourne and even New South Wales and Queensland, I think Werribee is better than most of the places I've lived in. Especially with the location! Located halfway between Melbourne and Geelong you have the advantage when it comes to choice and variety. 30 minutes is all it takes and bang your in the middle of something big. Being classed as on the outskirts is also good, because you have the suburban lifestyle, yet its easy to get away from all the hustle and bustle and just go see what rural Victoria has to offer. Public transport was improved in 2009, by adding extra trains to the Werribee line which has trains every ten or so minutes on weekdays while other lines apart from Sandringham don't have that advantage and have trains every twenty minutes to half an hour. Werribee is pretty big there are plenty of primary schools around and three main high schools. Shopping is easy, you have Werribee plaza, Watton Street (also known as main street with the locals) and a few extra smaller shopping centres within the newer estates such as Tarneit and Wyndham Vale. Cafe's are not so great, the majority being on Watton Street, shut too early, have nothing really going on to make it stand out and grab the attention of people, they'd more likely end up on Lygon street in Carlton/Brunswick. Nightlife is a bit meh, you have Mynt Lounge on Watton street which is pretty good for a cheap night out and close to home and there is also Volt which is right at the plaza behind the tabaret. There are two main libraries, and plenty of parks and nature strips especially surrounding the Werribee river, and the open range zoo is towards Werribee south.. Furthermore, traffic isn't much of an issue, the freeway is great and the backroads will lead you to other western suburbs such as Melton, Deer Park, Laverton, Sunshine... etc... in no time :)
Pros
  • Great shopping, cafes and restaurants
  • Short trip between two cities - Melbourne & Geelong
Cons
  • Not enough nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
jeyemd
jeyemd Its crazy, Im in my 60s, and Werribee use to be a happy place, and now you cant walk around after 7 oclock at night," one resident told A Current Affair.

"You just try and lock your place up, have some dogs, have a bat by your door. Sounds crazy doesnt it, but you have to do it."


Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/07/14/17/38/wild-west-comes-to-melbourne-as-residents-flee-gangs#odobxBirWMxRybBq.99
Jul 16, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A fantastic community!"

I have lived in Werribee my whole life, and it is really starting to boom! It's cleaning up its act and getting serious. Crime isn't all that high as what it used to be, and it is becoming much more civilised, peaceful and respectable.
Living in Werribee is like living near the coast (Werribee South beach), living rural (lots of farm land and countryside), and living near the city (cafes, restaurants, shopping).
Werribee is a big town with a main shopping centre, the Werribee Plaza with over 230 stores including Big W, Kmart, Coles, Woolworths and even Myer. It will be redeveloped so it will become double the size, so it will be like Highpoint. There's the Open Range Zoo, Werribee Mansion, State Rose Garden and Werribee Park Golf Course just 5-10 mins from the town centre, with the beach an extra 5-10 minutes further.

The main street, Watton Street, is lined with trees and cafes which overlook the Werribee river.
The people are some of the friendliest I have ever met. Mynt and Volt are the nightclubs popular with young adults/teenagers. There's some great events that go on in Werribee such as the Weerama (street parade with games and rides), Werribee Racecourse Market, Twilight Cinema at Werribee Park, and other events. There's also the Wyndham Leisure and Events Centre, so there's a real sense of community here and you can't really get bored.

Werribee is only 30-40 mins by train to both Geelong and Melbourne. Though the public transport in Werribee is not all that great, but still not bad.
There are plans to develop Werribee more including the Wedge Street Piazza (google that!) in the town centre, apartment living, and also the new Wyndham Harbour which is going to be constructed (check that out too!).

It's certainly a developing suburb and I think people ought to give Werribee a chance. It is genuinely moving on from the western suburbs stigma and is definitely becoming a more attractive suburb to live and work.
Pros
  • Nice people and community
  • Awesome shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars
  • Affordable!!
Cons
  • Public transport can be unreliable at times
  • Traffic due to population boom
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not what it used to be"

I am a local having lived in werribee for 50 years.
I have seen it go from a quiet country town where you knew everyone and felt safe to what it is today.
There are hardly any trees. A few years ago the council decided they didn't want them on nature strips. The traffic is horrendous. Try getting into werribee from Wyndham vale during peak hour. They are building new estates on land that has always flooded. There are so many different races now and they are all forming gangs. There are so many drugs. My mum won't even go into the main street alone any more as she does not feel safe.

I left werribee for a smaller safer place. I go there to visit friends and I don't regret my move at all.
Cons
  • Traffic due to population boom
  • Traffic!!
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Grown too"

3/5
2yrs+

"OK If you are on a budget"

With the Extortionate prices that a reasonable lifestyle comes at, well Werribee is pretty good value for money. I lived in Hoppers for decades and went to Werribee (inc the boat ramp) many many times.
I am now interstate, but I have some relatives there, one of which was burgalled twice in 1 year in Tyrone Street.. It only takes a few of these events to go off a place, and it looks like the scumbags have moved into the area. it happens everywhere, I suppose, but as the houses are pretty inexpensive, you get investors buying there and with those "low rent" homes, come a few horrible criminals. They would not go to Toorak, or Kew, because the rent is very high.. So they end up stealing from ordinary working strugglers like most Western Suburb people. So due to Werribee's attractuions, there also some real "dogs' living in your neighbourhood.
But at least You/Us Melbournites use indicators and have a basic idea how to drive... :-)
emmij
emmij What a complete load of Rubbish! Melbournites know how to Drive? ROFL. What an amazing generalisation - people don't steal in Toorak etc!
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful with plenty to do"

I was born and raised in Werribee, and I know there will be some people who will disagree with me saying that it is "peaceful". It's really only around the train station where you will frequently see a group of teenagers smoking, but doesn't necessarily mean they are doing anything wrong. Or there might be a group of teenagers who walk around the streets at night, but mind their own business, like they do around my street. I have never had any problems when it comes to crime. I have never once in my whole life living in Werribee, felt unsafe, which is good.
Werribee is quite large, and downtown there are plenty of shops - clothing, cafes, take-away, restaurants, etc. Werribee is growing rapidly and there are plenty of jobs around without having to travel into the city each day. We are about 40-50 minutes train ride, or 20-30 minutes drive from the city.
We have the Werribee Plaza with over 230 stores (such as Kmart, Big W, Myer, JB Hi Fi, Coles, Woolies etc) in and around the shopping centre, as well as a Village Cinemas. The plaza will soon expand its size to become like Highpoint. Then we have the Werribee Open Range Zoo, Mansion, Park, and State Rose Garden to provide plenty of fun and entertainment for children and families. There's the Werribee River if you want to go canoeing and exploring. The Werribee South beach is not far from town, and we also have the Werribee Golf Course.
The western suburbs tend to have a bad reputation, but I think those are mostly inner-western, and western suburbs. Werribee is in the south west. I think the further out you go, the safer and more peaceful it is.
All in all, Werribee is safe, great for families, cheap, and is half way between Melbourne and Geelong.
Pros
  • Plenty to do for families, and it's relatively cheap
  • Great shopping, cafes and restaurants
  • Short trip between two cities - Melbourne & Geelong
Cons
  • Not enough nightlife
  • Traffic!!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Booming Suburb set to go OFF!!"

Werribee about two decades ago was filled with predominantly 'white' low income families trying to make ends meet or were cashed up farmers; mostly 2nd-3rd generation immigrants who resided in Werribee South. The community has certainly diversified with lots of Australians from different backgrounds making Werribee its home. Today its location as well as the Governments injection of allocated funds, make it one of the fastest growing suburbs in Melbourne. It is due to have a new Marina set up similar to the one in Williamstown with cafes and restaurants. It is only 15-20 minutes away from the city and the upgraded Freeway has four lanes to drive down in peak hour traffic. There will be a new train line in the area in the next couple of years. There are certainly more cafes and restaurants and no longer is there just the choice of Italian food, with an increase in Middle Eastern restaurants, Indian and Asian food. There is also lots of shops with Indian and Afghan spices, and others that cater to Tongan or Asian tastes. Plenty of Halal butchers and several suppermarkets in the area. Plenty to do with the kids: there is Werribee Park and Mansion, 'the river', Werribee beach, 'the Plaza' and cinemas, boasts two libraries, a nice walk down the main street with an ice cream treat. Hairdressers in the area are actually quite good comparred to other suburbs I have been to. Its not a fashion precinct so you will need to drive about 25 minutes to Highpoint or city if you like fashion labels and variety. However in saying this the Plaza does have the usual Myer, Diva, House, Big W, Supre, Forever New as well as a couple of cute boutiques for Men and Women
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Werribee is great, but only for some!"

I was born and raised in Werribee for the last 26 years. I have lived all around Werribee and this is my opinion... In regards to job opportunities, schooling, medical needs etc Werribee fortunately has it all! Retail therapy and shopping Werribee is also idea for, the Werribee Plaza has it all! The other plus is it is very easy and reasonably quick for a trip into the CBD.

Now for the negative.. Werribee is far from a safe area. There are alot of drugs, violence and hang abouts. Its not a town that I would ever let my children play outside unless under my complete supervision. You do get this in every town how ever I do believe it is very bad here and with the police shortage which is not set to get any better anytime soon I would not reccommend moving to werribee in hope of a fun, friendly family enviroment.

I will also add that i believe Werribee is an ivestors dream location. Its is growing bid and fast!
Recommended for
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Suburbs"

We have always lived inner city, After starting a family and wanting a good size house for a reasonable price we decided to rent a house in werribee near the plaza, needless to say we loved the area convenience of facility's and shopping so we bought our home here only draw back is the commute into the city but we are getting used ti it
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Not safe at all"

I worked there is 2007 and we used to go the store and find someone broke intro it ..
Drugs and sringes all over the area..
New residential areas can be more safe like Wyndhamvale and Manorlakes..etc
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Werribee"

I have lived in Werribee for about 15 years. I have seen it grow and grow. We have everything you need here from Medical, schoooling sporting and shops.
Werribee is a good place to live and bring up family. The only thing is it is becoming to big and the roads and transport is no built to handle this. It seems that the crime rate is growing.
We are thinking of leaving this rat race and moving into the bush.
if u want a normal life then Werribee is fine but if your after freedom and a place to watch your kids grow with some space then werribee is not for you.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Excellent place to bring up a family, good schools and friendly environment."

Fantastic parks and facilities. Ideal to bring up a family. Lots of sport grounds, recreational facilities excellent. The Mansion, Rose garden and Zoo make for a great day out, not to forget Werribee south and its boating and fishing.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Werribee, Victoria"

Apart from the Werribee Zoo i don't think there is much to do around there
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Close to Melbourne but it feels a little bit country"

This is probably a good area for families, especially those where nobody has to get into the CBD for work. Its a reasonable trip out of Melbourne itself but it gets plenty of visitors with the open plain zoo around.
It has a nice vibe to it and is well serviced by public transport.
There are plenty of shops within walking distance to get what you need, but if you need anything that you can't get around the corner there are more shops further afield and Melbourne isn't far away.
There are some good places to eat out around the area but if you're looking to party all night then you may need to look elsewhere.
For those with school age kids there are some good schools in the area.
The Werribee river winds its way around town making for a great spot to take a stoll, and there are also a number of parks. A great area for kids.
And a little bonus - the beach isn't far either, just a short drive.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Zoo where the animals roam free"

I have to be honest - I'm not a fan of zoos. I don't like seeing animals in captivity, but I must say I really enjoyed my visit to the Werribee Open Range Zoo. The animals roam free - it's like you're visiting them in their natural habitat, which is an amazing experience. We saw hippos and giraffes, much to the delight of the younger people along for the ride. The great thing is that you get to go around the zoo on an open vehicle which truly allows you to get up close and personal with the wildlife. You'll think you're on a safari.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Werribee

"Fantastic Place to live in"
-37.87334 144.65461
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Prouse Place

3/5
"Great place to have kids"
-37.8949960059 144.6536667711
"quiet and friendly"
-37.8957780625 144.6403479022

Unranked Streets in Werribee

"Great neighbours in a bad area!"
-37.88737 144.68005
"Fantastic Street, fantastic people"
-37.889 144.64693
"Very close to freeway lots of traffic noise right behind werribee secondary college lots of rude teens"
-37.90776 144.67042
"A very quiet street to live in"
-37.9147318375 144.636727902
"Diand Drive a slice of the good life"
-37.8754411743 144.6563988468

Lyall Drive

3.5/5
"Great street, can be noisy at times"
-37.9082636483 144.6430799779
"Lovely family life"
-37.872651042 144.6550874505