Its Local Government Area is the City of Knox. At the 2016 census the population was 22,195.
The railway line was built in 1889 passing through Boronia without providing a station. The nearest station was Bayswater until 1920, when a train station was opened in Boronia attracting new residents and tourists, along with the post office also opened in 1920.
The train from Melbourne to Boronia takes about 50 minutes.
Travel from (and to) Melbourne takes approximately 1 hour. To use public transport you'll need a Myki card, which costs $6 (or $3 for children/concession) from post offices, milk-bars, petrol stations and train stations. Once you have the Myki card it needs to be topped up with money. An adult fee (for one trip) is approximately $3 (it changes frequently) and a child/concession fee is $1.50. The number of stops doesn't change the cost.
- Metro Cinemas Boronia, Dorset Square, Boronia VIC 3155, ☏ . Multiple screens showing the latest blockbusters in a family-owned neighbourhood theatre.
- 1 Boronia Thai Restaurant, 110 Boronia Rd, VIC, ☏ . Stir-fries, soups and curries takeaway or eat in. Suitable for children, cosy, casual.
- Hotel Cavalier, 343 Stud Rd, Wantirna South VIC 3152. Free Wi-Fi Free parking Accessible Outdoor pool Air-conditioned $99.