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Port Phillip

The City of Port Phillip has a population of approximately 91,370 (Census 2011, ABS) and is located on the northern shore of Port Phillip Bay. Port Phillip is one of the oldest areas of European settlement in Melbourne. It is known for its many dynamic urban villages, a foreshore that stretches more than 11 kilometres, its cultural diversity and magnificent heritage buildings, parks and gardens.

Find out more at the City of Port Phillip website

Main suburbs

Albert Park



Port Melbourne

St Kilda

South Melbourne
A map of metropolitan Melbourne showing the Port Phillip area

About Port Phillip

People walking on St Kilda pier


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

Travel times

Port Phillip's suburbs are 2-10km south of Melbourne's city centre.

Transport Time
6-20 mins
Train, tram or bus
15-25 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $1,180,000
(July 2015)
$833 (June 2015)
(July 2015)
$450 (June 2015)

Source: House and unit prices - Domain 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 (4.9%) Greek (3.2%)
New Zealand (3.2%) Russian (1.5%)
India (2.1%) Mandarin (1.5%)
Greece (1.4%) Italian (1.3%)
Ireland (1.4%)
French (0.9%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS 


Schools Health care
Six primary schools
There is one hospital in the Port Phillip 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.