Suburb by suburb snapshot – Quarry Hill

September 15, 2021 BY

A popular Quarry Hill destination is the Queen Arms Hotel.

Quarry Hill is approximately 2.4 square kilometres and has two parks covering nearly 5.1 per cent of total area.

The population of Quarry Hill in 2011 was 2339 people and by the 2016 Census it was up slightly to 2343 showing minor growth of 0.2 per cent in the area during that time.

Quarry Hill is a residential suburb about one kilometre south of the Bendigo railway station. The name came from a building stone quarry in the vicinity, the hole was later filled, and its precise location is not known.

The area was first known as Charcoal Gully, where an Anglican school was opened in 1857.

In 1873 it was replaced with a State School known as Sandhurst East, a name which lasted until 1908 when it was named Quarry Hill.

The locality is generally hilly and hardly disfigured by mine or quarry workings, in fact, the hills serve as a visual backdrop to several fine Victorian and Edwardian houses, the most notable of which is The Eyrie (1874) at 18 Reginald Street.

This beautifully restored Quarry Hill Victorian era home built in 1910 sold recently for $950,000.

A short distance to the south is the Bendigo Cemetery (1858), both The Eyrie and the cemetery are on the Victorian Heritage Register, including the cemetery’s chapel and funerary oven.

Another house is Edelweiss on Hamlet Street that was built in 1890 for Sir John Quick, constitutional lawyer and Bendigo parliamentarian.

In retirement Quick served on the committees of the Bendigo art gallery and mechanics’ institute, wrote pioneering bibliographical studies and was instrumental in founding the Quarry Hill Golf Club.

In this case the golf course site was disfigured by mine tailings and rubble.

CoreLogic data indicates that the predominant age group in Quarry Hill is 20-29 years with households in Quarry Hill being primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1000 to $1399 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Quarry Hill work in a professional occupation.

In 2011, 61.9 per cent of the homes in Quarry Hill were owner-occupied compared with 62.2 per cent in 2016.



The original Queens Arms Hotel was established in 1869 and after a recent renovation, still retains the character of yesteryear and remains a welcoming local pub.


Population: 2343

Male: 47.6%

Female: 52.4%

Median age: 37

5-year population change: 0.2%

House median value: $503,000

Change in Median Price: (5yrs) is 31.4%

Median asking rent per week: $380

Average length of ownership: 12 years

Owner occupiers:64%

Renters: 36%


House median sale price:

May 2021: $502,000

May 2020: $390,000

May 2019: $350,000

May 2018: $383,750

May 2017: $360,000


House sales per annum:

Period ending May 2021: 51

Period ending May 2020: 48


Land median sale price:

May 2021: N/A

May 2020: N/A


Land sales per annum:

Period ending May 2021: 5

Period ending May 2020: 5

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