Doncaster East is a suburb located approximately 19 kilometres north east of the Melbourne CBD. The area is connected to the Melbourne CBD by regular bus services and those residents in Doncaster East oftern use private cars for transportation. Doncaster East is an established neighbourhood with many parks and walking tracks, indoor sports facilities, football ovals a rehabilitation centre and shopping centres.
The main shopping precinct in Doncaster East is Stockland The Pines which features over 100 specialty stores. Although China Town on Little Bourke Street is Melbourne's main Chinese district Doncaster East is well known for its authentic Chinese cuisine. Doncaster East is home to a wide variety of accommodation options. Discount and budget serviced and self contained apartments are located in the area as well as a resort style tourist/caravan park.