Doncaster in the City of Manningham, is locally known as "Donny” and was an orchard area until the 1970s, with the majority of houses built from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Central Doncaster known as Doncaster Hill is being transformed into an apartment and retail mecca with Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre, one of the largest in Australia. Being only 14 km from the city and with fantastic views of the Melbourne CBD skyline, much time and investment has been placed by the City of Manningham. The suburb has experienced a boom in popularity mainly from Chinese buyers and investors.
Present bus services exist in the area running into surrounding suburbs and to the city.
Schools located in Doncaster are:
•Doncaster Secondary College
•Birralee Primary School
•St. Gregory the Great Primary School
•Doncaster Primary School