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.