Brunswick is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km north of Melbourne’s central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moreland. At the 2011 Census, Brunswick had a population of 22,764.
Traditionally a working class area noted for its large Italian and Greek communities and long a stronghold of left-wing politics in Melbourne, Brunswick is currently known for its local bohemian culture, strong arts community and large student population, owing to its proximity to the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, the latter of which’s Brunswick campus is located within the suburb.
Brunswick takes its name from George IV and the city of Brunswick, Germany which laid within one of his kingdoms. It is bordered to the south by the suburbs of Princes Hill and Parkville, to the east by Brunswick East, to the north by Coburg and to the west by Brunswick West.
Brunswick’s main thoroughfare and commercial strip is Sydney Road, which runs north-south as the continuation of Royal Parade and which several kilometres north of Brunswick becomes the Hume Freeway.