Moonee Ponds is 7 km north-west from Melbourne CBD. It borders Essendon, Brunswick West and Ascot Vale. The Moonee Valley Racecourse is one of Melbourne's largest horse-racing tracks. Moonee Ponds Railway Station is on the Craigieburn line.
Moonee Ponds is also the place that produced Australia's housewife-megastar, Dame Edna Everage.