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The City of Frankston has a population of approximately 126,450 (Census 2011, ABS) and is located on the Mornington Peninsula. It covers an area of approximately 131 square kilometres - from Seaford Wetlands in the north, bordering Mount Eliza in the south, and east to the Western Port Highway. The western boundary is formed by approximately 10 km of Port Phillip coastline.

This bayside municipality is the regional hub for Melbourne's southeastern suburbs, with many shopping centres and administrative services.

Find out more at the Frankston City Council website

Main suburbs






Map of metropolitan Melbourne indicating the location of Frankston

About Frankston

People playing cricket on the beach


Key industries in the area
Wholesale trade
Health care

Travel times

Frankston’s suburbs are 40-58km south of Melbourne’s city centre.

Transport Time
40-55 mins
Train or bus
50-90 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $399,000
(Sept 2015)
$338 (June 2015)
(Sept 2015)
$280 (June 2015)

Source: House and unit prices - 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
England (6.3%) Greek (0.8%)
New Zealand (2.3%) Italian (0.7%)
Scotland (1.2%) Mandarin (0.5%)
India (1.0%) German (0.5%)
Philippines (0.7%)
Spanish (0.5%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
24 primary schools
There are three hospitals in the Frankston area.
Nine secondary schools

One university and one TAFE campus

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.