Essendon West is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km north-west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2011 Census, Essendon West had a population of 1,398.
Essendon West is bounded in the west by the Steele Creek, in the north by Rosehill Road, in the east by Afton Street and Hoffmans Road, and in the south by the Maribyrnong River.
Essendon West is primarily residential with a range of housing ranging from inter war Californian Bungalows to post war dwellings to more modern homes.