Brunswick East is an inner suburb 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) north from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moreland. At the 2011 Census, Brunswick East had a population of 8,476.
Bordered generally by Lygon Street and Holmes Street in the west; the Merri Creek in the east adjoining Northcote; Park Street, Nicholson Street and Glenlyon Road in the south adjoining Carlton North and Fitzroy North; and Moreland Road in the north adjoining Coburg. Brunswick East is a mixed-use suburb, consisting of primarily residential and commercial properties.