Everything you need to know about Diggers Rest

August 31, 2021

Steeped in heritage and surrounded by the Macedon Ranges, you will find Diggers Rest. Diggers Rest and its neighbouring Melbourne’s Western Melbourne suburbs have seen high growth in the last five years: here’s what makes land for sale in Diggers Rest so popular amongst families, first-home buyers and retirees alike.

Everything is a relaxing walk, drive, or train trip away

Diggers Rest is well placed for those wanting to be close to the city, while still having that country quiet. Directly connected to Melbourne via train, you can explore the area by bus, car or train. Diggers Rest is close to multiple shopping options, as well as the airport. Over $20 million is being spent locally to improve roads, services, community facilities and recreation in and around Diggers Rest. If you’d like to add an extra degree of convenience to your life in Diggers Rest, Bloomdale affords its community members this opportunity. Being a master-planned community, you get all the benefits of the Diggers Rest locale, with added infrastructure designed around your lifestyle.

It has been named as a high-growth suburb

If you’re looking for bang for your buck, what do industry experts recommend? Going west! According to property data, growth in Diggers Rest has been driven by population growth, affordability and an increased number of businesses. New infrastructure, schools and transport have increased with it. Land value has skyrocketed and the population of Diggers Rest has been growing quickly since its inclusion within the expanded Sunbury urban growth boundary, and the extension of the electrified metropolitan railway line from Watergardens to Sunbury. Its growth may also be due to the addition of communities like Bloomdale, which offer buyers house and land packages at an affordable price, with all the lifestyle elements they desire.

Diggers Rest is proud of a rich history

Diggers Rest was originally a rest stop for diggers on their way to the Bendigo goldfields. Locals today draw great value and pride from living with such a rich history behind them. The historical buildings combine with modern additions like Bloomdale, making for a special intermingling of past and present.

It’s family friendly

With its recreation reserves, local sporting groups and regular rotation of community events, Diggers Rest is perfect for families. Diggers Rest Primary School features excellent facilities and landscaped grounds, and is the heart of a wider community as it hosts annual events like Community Carols, Billy Cart Derby and Grandparents’ Day. The town also has a scouts group, perfect for teaching little ones about important values, skills and the natural world. The Diggers Rest Fire Brigade hosts family-friendly events like the annual Halloween Walking Bus. In short, there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained and thriving!

Natural beauty

Diggers Rest is perfect for outdoor adventurers of all ages. For the little ones, the Animal Land Children’s Farm makes for a great day out. There are walking trails to take you exploring in the wilderness, with the Flora and Fauna Reserve and the Organ Pipes National Park a stone’s throw away. Living amidst the natural wonders of the Victorian country is a drawcard for many looking to start a life in Diggers Rest. They are drawn to Diggers Rest by the fresh air, mountain views and the Yarra River.

It’s safe to say that living in Diggers Rest is hugely attractive to a diverse range of buyers. Sense of place is important to the place you call home; why not do it in a place where the community spirit is strong?


For the best of country charm, comfort, and contemporary living, as well as the Melbourne CBD just a 30-minute drive away, Bloomdale is the place to be. With a wide choice of block sizes to suit your needs and established facilities at Diggers Rest, you’ll enjoy the convenience of connection from the first moment you enter the community.

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