Fawkner is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, located in the City of Moreland. It is located approximately 10 kilometres north of the Melbourne CBD. The suburb is named after John Pascoe Fawkner, a prominent early settler of Melbourne. Fawkner is home to a diverse range of people, with a large Italian population. The suburb is home to a number of parks, including Fawkner Park, which is a large public park with a variety of recreational facilities. The suburb also has a number of schools, including Fawkner Primary School and Fawkner Secondary College. Fawkner is well serviced by public transport, with a number of bus routes running through the suburb.