Endeavour Hills is a residential suburb 33 km south-east of central Melbourne and 4 km north-east of Dandenong. Before becoming a suburb it was known as Doveton North, separated from Doveton by the reservation for the Mulgrave Freeway.
The housing development was first planned in 1970. As this year was the bicentenary of Captain Cook's landing in Australia, the name Endeavour Hills was proposed in recognitiion of his ship, the Endeavour. Many of the streets are named after members of the ship's company.