Westall is a residential and industrial locality in Clayton South, 21 km south-east of Melbourne. It was named after an early market-garden proprietor who lived east of Westall Road near Windsor Avenue, at the site of the Enterprise migrant centre (closed late 1990s).

Westall originated from a factory for the construction of railway carriages, and the Westall railway station was opened in about 1952. It was immediately south of the site opened by Volkswagen Australia for a vehicle-assembly plant. (The plant was subsequently acquired by Nissan and later became the Clayton business park.)

Westall primary and high schools were opened in 1961 and 1963 (205 pupils and 463 pupils, 2014). Nearby, there is a neighbourhood shopping centre and the centre for the Indonesian Muslim Community of Victoria. Both schools draw students from Clayton South and Springvale.

There is a high-density housing estate between the railway station and the shops. The Village, Westall, is an Austcorp residential development on a 7 ha rezoned timber yard immediately abutting the rebuilt Westall Station. It comprised visually traditional, but energy efficient terraced townhouses with some apartments, but no commercial or community facilities.

Further Reading

Clayton South entry