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Mornington Peninsula

The Shire of Mornington Peninsula  has a population of approximately 144,600 (Census 2011, ABS) is the furthest local council from Melbourne's Central Business District.

With more than 190 kilometres of coastline stretching along Port Phillip Bay's southeastern coastline, the Mornington Peninsula has been a favoured holiday resort for generations. It is home to Sorrento, the site of the first European settlement in Victoria. Its mix of urban areas, resort towns, tourism developments and rural areas makes it an interesting and diverse area. The population can swell to around 200,000 during the peak summer holiday season.

Find out more at the Mornington Peninsula Shire website

Main suburbs

Mount Eliza





A map of metropolitan Melbourne showing the Mornington Peninsula area

About Mornington Peninsula

A man and two women dine at a winery restaurant


Key industries in the area
Retail trade

Travel times

Mornington Peninsula's suburbs are 60-115km south of Melbourne's city centre.

Transport Time
60-90 mins
Train or bus
80-150 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $560,000
(July 2015)
$340 (June 2014)
(July 2015)
$290 (June 2014)

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
England (8.1%) Italian (1.0%)
New Zealand (1.4%) Greek (0.7%)
Scotland (1.1%) German (0.4%)
Italy (0.7%) Dutch (0.3%)
Netherlands (0.7%)
Croatian (0.2%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
29 primary schools
There are three hospitals in the Mornington Peninsula area.
6 secondary schools

No universities and one 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.