Bill Shorten buys, sells in Moonee Valley

The five bedroom Moonee Ponds home.

Bill Shorten has spent $3 million on a house in Melbourne’s north west Travancore – a pocket within Ascot Vale.

The dwelling is in the same road where former ALP leader Arthur Calwell lived for most of his life.

A park in the area – at 64 Mangalore Street – is named after the late politician.

Mr Shorten was opposition leader for six years until May.

Outgoing Moonee Ponds house

The politician and his wife Chloe have now listed their outgoing home, in neighbouring Moonee Ponds, with a $1.55-$1.65m guide (story continues below).

The five bedroom Victorian in Eglinton St cost $842,000 in June, 2009.

Mr Shorten previously lived in a historic house, Maynooth, in the suburb’s tree-lined Laura St.

Mr Shorten told that “with three growing kids and two bulldogs, now it’s someone else’s turn to enjoy [Moonee Ponds] as we move to another beautiful part of our electorate”.

An auction is scheduled for December 7.

The Travancore home was picked up after 12 days on the market.

The incoming Shorten family home.
A formal living room at the Travancore house.
Mr Shorten purchased the Travancore home12 days after it was listed.

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Marc Pallisco

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