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Kingsbury is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 km north-east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Darebin. At the 2011 Census, Kingsbury had a population of 3,362.

The suburb was named after Bruce Kingsbury VC, who died in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War.

Kingsbury is an established suburb with the majority of homes established in the 1960s from either weatherboard or brick. Recently there has been an increased number of new housing developments in the area with Kingsbury following close trend from neighbouring suburbs Reservoir and Preston largely due to the large block land size and close proximity to public transport and Melbourne CBD.

The suburb of Kingsbury previously had a golf course running through it before being built over in the 1960s for new housing developments. One side of Kingsbury's street names are made up of golfing terms; Green Avenue, Eagle Avenue, Flag Street, Bunker Avenue, Club Avenue, Golf Avenue, and The Fairway. The other half of Kingsbury's street names reference famous poets from across the world; Lowell Avenue, Whittier Street, Scott Grove, Bradshaw Street, and Keats Avenue.

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