Pakenham 3810 is a satellite suburb situated on the edge of Melbourne’s West Gippsland region. It is located approximately 43km south-east of the Melbourne CBD and is considered part of the Shire of Cardinia. As of 2016, Pakenham has a population of 46,421 people.
The suburb is named for British Major General Sir Edward Pakenham. The first post office in the area opened in 1958, and the first railway station opened in 1877.
In recent years, Pakenham has made a name for itself as a major growth area, with new infrastructure and housing developments popping up. There are now several shopping centres, cafes, restaurants, and specialty stores in the area.
Fun-loving families will find plenty to see and do around the Pakenham area, including a sports and aquatic centre, an organic community garden, and a bustling community centre.
The aquatic centre includes a large indoor pool and a gym offering group fitness classes and creche facilities, making it the perfect space for young families to enjoy.
In terms of Pakenham childcare options, there are about 30 early learning centres within 6km of the suburb. These centres offer services such as long daycare, occasional care, out of school hours care, and family daycare.