Albanvale is a residential suburb 18 km north-west of central Melbourne and 3 km west of St Albans. Its western boundary is the Kororoit Creek, and its north and south boundaries face Kings Park and Deer Park respectively.
When settled as a suburb in the late 1970s Albanvale was part of St Albans. The Albanvale State primary school opened c1980 and the suburb was named Albanvale c2000 according to contemporary street directories. In 2014 the Albanvale primary school had an enrolment of 210.
The Brimbank drive-in shopping centre (1979) is immediately south-east of Albanvale, and a sports reserve next to the shopping centre is the home of the Albanvale football club (1978).
The Brimbank Waters housing estate borders the Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve.
Albanvale has three public reserves, a linear park along Kororoit Creek and the Australian-Bosnian Islamic centre. Its census populations have been:
Albanvale is a multicultural suburb. Among the languages spoken at home at the 2011 census there were high proportions of Vietnamese (16.9%) and Maltese (3.8%).