Tullamarine is both a residential and industrial area with a population of around 7,000 people. The suburb is said to be named after Tullamareena, a small boy of the Wurundjeri tribe. Rapid growth took place during the 1960s and 1970s, aided by the opening of the Melbourne Airport in 1970. It is ideal for young couples and families as it is a collection of recent housing estates and light industry. It is quite flat and exposed to the hot northerly winds of Melbourne's summer, as well as cold southerly winds in winter, and its most notable feature is the nearby Melbourne Airport.
Major features of the area include Tullamarine Public Hall, Hedger Reserve, Leo Dineen Reserve, Trade Park Reserve, Tullamarine Reserve and one school. 5 public bus routes operate throughout the area, and Broadmeadows and Jacana railway stations on the Craigieburn line are close by. Access to the freeway and the city is effortless and the area is close to all the amenities for modern living.