Melton is an urban area within metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. Melton is located 35 km west from the capital’s central business district. It is the administrative centre of the City of Melton local government area and its most populous centre. At June 2019 Melton had an urban population of 72,177, and has grown steadily with an average annual rate of 5.01% year-on-year for the five years to 2019. It is considered part of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area and is included in the capital’s population statistical division.