Ferntree Gully is located in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges. The people of Ferntree Gully value the proximity to the hills and enjoy the view of the ranges from the valley. The township of Ferntree Gully Village is located away from the main highways that move people from the city to the hills and across the suburbs. It is said that the location of “The Gully” gives a feeling of being nestled by the hills, giving a feeling of protection and separation from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding traffic corridors.
Ferntree Gully is one of the suburbs of the City of Knox. It is neighboured by Upper Ferntree Gully, The Basin and Boronia. It encompasses the locality of Mountain Gate and the main road intersection is Ferntree Gully Road and Burwood Highway. The population of Ferntree Gully is around 25,000.
Ferntree Gully is known as a caring community and is home to many community organisations who offer a variety of services to the people of Knox.
The people of Ferntree Gully are proud of the history of the town and many significant historical events have been centred around Ferntree Gully.