Clyde Schools & More

Welcome to Clyde, a vibrant suburb located 48 kilometres south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Nestled within the City of Casey local government area, Clyde is home to a population of 11,177 residents as of the 2021 census. This suburb offers a unique blend of history, community spirit, natural beauty, and modern amenities.

The Natural Beauty of Clyde

Clyde is situated on the edge of suburbia, with the Clyde Creek flowing eastwards to the Koo Wee Rup Swamp, creating a picturesque landscape. The Victorian Government's investment in natural parks has enabled the inclusion and upkeep of Clyde's natural assets as a part of the community, including a new regional park on Bunurong Country.

The planned Regional Clyde Park, located east of Cranbourne and adjacent to Ballarto Road, will provide a space for the community to connect with nature, offering important habitat for plants and animals, and enabling activities such as walking, running, riding, canoeing, and picnicking. The park, sports precinct, and adjacent drainage basin will create a community space three times bigger than the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, integrating Clyde's natural beauty into new community spaces.

Clyde Regional Park plans: an artists impression
An artist's impression of plans for a regional park in Clyde. Image courtesy of Parks Victoria.

A Glimpse into Clyde's Past

Clyde's history is deeply rooted in agriculture, with a past rich in dairy farming, vegetable, and flower growing. The Clyde Post Office, which opened on 25 January 1864, and the Clyde Railway Station, which opened in 1888, are significant historical landmarks. Over the years, Clyde has been home to many, with its fertile lands supporting various farming endeavours.

Schools in Clyde

Clyde offers excellent educational facilities, including a primary school located in the town centre and Hillcrest Christian College, which opened in Clyde North in 1982. As a result of the recent population growth, a number of new schools have been built in Clyde over the past few years, including Clyde Grammar, Clyde Creek Primary School, and Clyde Secondary College.

Parents searching for P-10 Christian schools near Clyde will find that, only a short drive away, all students at ACC Casey are well known, well loved and well taught by a dedicated team of Christian teachers.

Clyde's Local Economy

The local economy of Clyde, a suburb of Melbourne, is largely influenced by its agricultural heritage and potential for residential development. The suburb's sandy loams make it an ideal location for market gardening, contributing to Melbourne's food bowl. Additionally, recent rezoning of land for housing indicates a potential urban surge, transforming Clyde from a rural district into a burgeoning residential area. The local government's investment in natural parks and community spaces, such as the new regional park on Bunurong Country, also contributes to Clyde's appeal as a residential suburb. Commuting options are available through V/Line road coach services, with ongoing campaigns for reinstatement of rail services.

Local businesses in Clyde

Clyde is home to a number of highly rated and much loved local businesses that cater to residents, including:

By supporting these local businesses, residents contribute to the growth and development of their local community.

Suburb Snapshot

  • The drive time from Clyde to ACC Casey is 20 minutes.
  • Bell times: 8.45am to 3.15pm.
  • 2024 term dates:
    • Term 1: 29 January - 28 March
    • Term 2: 15 April - 21 June
    • Term 3: 15 July - 20 September
    • Term 4: 7 October - 4 December