Postcode data reveals Victoria’s coronavirus hotspots

The Victorian Government has released data highlighting the postcodes worst-hit in the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are 13 postcodes with more than 90 active cases, and four postcodes have more than 200 each.

Postcode data indicates the registered address the patient gave to authorities and may not necessarily be where they are currently residing.

The area with the highest number of active coronavirus cases is postcode 3029, which includes Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit and Truganina in Melbourne’s western suburbs. It has 346 active cases.

The second hardest-hit was 3064 in Melbourne’s north, including Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park, Donnybrook, Kalkallo and Mickleham, with 286 active cases.

Postcode 3021, including the suburbs of St Albans, Albanvale and Kings Park, has 221 active cases.

In Werribee, postcode 3030, there are 217 infections.

Postcode 3023, which includes Deer Park, Caroline Springs, Burnside Ravenhall and Cairnlea, currently has 177 cases.

Epping, postcode 3076, had the next highest number of cases, with 146. The suburb is where the Epping Gardens aged care centre is located.

An ambulance outside the Epping Gardens Aged Care facility.
The suburb of Epping has recorded more than 140 active cases.(ABC News: Sean Warren)

Sunshine, postcode 3020, has 144 active infections.

The postcode 3037, which includes Sydenham, Calder Park, Hillside, Taylors Hill, Delahey, has 119 cases.

Flemington, postcode 3031, has the 10th highest number of active cases, with 118.

Dandenong, postcode 3175, has 112 active cases.

Mambourin and Mount Cottrell in postcode 3024, which adjoins the suburbs of Werribee and Hoppers Crossing, has 94 active cases.

Fawkner, in postcode 3060, has 91 active infections. The St Basil’s aged care facility is in this suburb.

A sign on the fence outside St Basil's Homes for the Aged has olive branches and blue and white ribbons tied to its sides.
St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Victoria’s Fawkner has had a serious outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.(ABC News: Joseph Dunstan)

More to come.