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The City of Bayside has a population of approximately 91,800 (Census 2011, ABS) made up largely by professional people with above average educational qualifications. The population's strong Anglo-Saxon base is reflected in the low proportion of people who speak a language other than English.

Bayside is bordered by 17km of beachfront overlooking Port Phillip Bay and has many traditional shopping villages, heritage buildings and large parks.

Find out more at the Bayside City Council website

Main suburbs






Map of metropolitan Melbourne indicating the location of Bayside


About Bayside

Crowds on Brighton Beach, Melbourne


Key industries in the area
Professional, scientific and technical
Health care
Retail trade

Travel times

Bayside’s suburbs are 8-25km southeast of Melbourne’s city centre.

Transport Time
Car or bus
20-45 mins
20-40 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $1,280,000
(July 2015)
$710 (June 2015)
(July 2015)
$400 (June 2015)

Source: House and unit prices - Home Price Guide Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
United Kingdom (6.1%) Greek (2.2%)
New Zealand (1.9%) Italian (1.3%)
South Africa (1.1%) Russian (1.3%)
China (1%) Mandarin (0.1%)
USA (0.9%)
German (0.9%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
12 primary schools
There are two hospitals in the Bayside area.
Three secondary schools

No universities or TAFE campuses

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.