Coburg is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 km north from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Moreland, although a handful of properties on Coburg's Eastern boundary are located in the City of Darebin. At the 2006 Census, Coburg had a population of 23,772. Coburg was surveyed by Robert Hoddle in 1837–38 and he recorded details of the first white person living in Coburg. It was a Mr Hyatt who had a sheep station and hut on the east bank of the Merri Creek near present Outlook Road.
By 1849 there were 21 farms in the area. In 1884 the railway line opened, and in February 1889 the horse tram service began along Sydney Road (electric trams did not start running until 1916). In 1888 Coburg Railway Station was built. By l899 there were 6000 people in the district.
The Railway Station is a fine old Victorian red brick building typical of the period, that has been well-preserved. It is still used and presently, with Coburg Station classed as a Premium Station, being in Metcard Zone 1. The large red brick building houses an enclosed waiting area, ticketing facilities and toilets.
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