About

Carnegie is a premier locality which blends the traditional with the modern. Carnegie Shopping Centre will allure you with its tranquil and community-oriented aura.

Approximately 12 kilometres south-east of Melbourne CBD, the Carnegie Shopping Centre sprawls over 200 shops and services running from Neerim Road to Dandenong Road. This includes Carnegie Central, where you can find Woolworths, Aldi, Harris Scarfe and Spotlight. There is also another Woolworths on Koornang Rd and IGA in Morton Ave, opposite the station, for easy access to grab something on the way home.

In this communal atmosphere, you will find everything from fresh food to handcrafted jewellery, from the latest fashion to unique and unusual handcrafted gifts. There are also many health care stores located in Carnegie, dentists, a VET, medical centres, optometrists as well as two gyms.

The Carnegie Shopping Centre is your community centre where you can choose from over one hundred stores that fall under the food & drink, beauty & hair and professional services categories. Spend your day shopping, fashion-spotting or simply looking for specifics. Carnegie Shopping Centre offers a variety of shopping stores with alternative and latest fashion.

Browsing through the precinct might take you a whole day, however, there are many beauty salons with a wide price range which will have you relaxed for the trip home. But before you head off, you have an endless selection of restaurants to choose from, including the historic Rosstown Hotel. The Rosstown Hotel has something for everyone! Meet for a drink and some tapas in their Front Bar, sit down for a meal in their Bistro, or enjoy your favourite sports live and loud in our world-class Sports Bar, TAB and Beer Garden.

What is unique is the feeling of safety, community and family that Carnegie Shopping Centre offers. The beautiful and colourful mosaics throughout the street render the centre exclusive. The long-kept and cherished traditions give you the sensation of walking through a village where everyone is welcome. In Carnegie you are not just a customer you are a friend and most of all you are part of the community.

It is our guarantee that at Carnegie Shopping Centre people of all ages and cultures will always find what they are after.

The centre is a vibrant and rich community place where shopping is made easier, giving you more time to enjoy your day, your time and your life.

The Carnegie, Koornang Road shopping strip is served by Carnegie Station on the Cranbourne/Pakenham line. Carnegie is also served by bus routes 623, 624, 626, 900 and Night Rider 980. The terminus of the Carnegie tram route is just south of the shopping centre on the corner of Waverley Road and Darling Road that serves the southern part of Carnegie.

History

Carnegie Main Street is a thriving Business district that has been in operation since the early 1900s, and is the unofficial centre of Carnegie itself. The district covers a large area, with shops starting on the corners of Dandenong Road, running down Koornang Road past the intersecting Neerim Road.

Originally called Rosstown, the area wasn’t named Carnegie until 1909. Earlier, in 1875 William Ross began circulating a broadsheet proposal which detailed the Rosstown project: a largescale sugar beet processing mill, a railway line to serve it and a residential estate, named after him on the edge of the metropolis between Melbourne and the town of Oakleigh. Although he began building the mill, it never began production, and the Rosstown Railway he constructed was never used.

However, the estate sold well and gradually Rosstown had grown to a reasonable size aided by the opening of the railway to Melbourne in 1879. Carnegie Post Office opened on 1 September 1911. Carnegie was originally part of the City of Caulfield and by the 1920s it had a substantial commercial area. The Carnegie theatre was, in the 1930s, a popular cinema.