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Carnegie is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Glen Eira. At the 2016 Census, Carnegie had a population of 17,388. Its postcode is 3163.

The suburb's main shopping precinct is on Koornang Road, between Dandenong Road and Neerim Road. Koornang Park, neighbouring Carnegie Swim Centre, is located between Koornang Road, Munro Avenue and Lyons Street.

Originally called Rosstown, after William Murray Ross, a prominent property developer and entrepreneur, a name change came about due to Ross' failed speculative developments.

In 1909 it was renamed Carnegie. It has been suggested that this was done in an unsuccessful attempt to secure funds for a library from the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie but there is no contemporary evidence supporting this.
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