Brighton East, Victoria

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Brighton East
MelbourneVictoria
Brighton East is located in Melbourne
Brighton East
Brighton East
Coordinates 37°54′58″S 145°00′54″E / 37.916°S 145.015°E / -37.916; 145.015Coordinates: 37°54′58″S 145°00′54″E / 37.916°S 145.015°E / -37.916; 145.015
Population 15,814 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,824/km2 (7,310/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3187
Area 5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Goldstein
Suburbs around Brighton East:
Gardenvale Caulfield South Ormond
Brighton Brighton East McKinnon
Hampton Hampton East Bentleigh

Brighton East is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district.[2] Its local government area is the City of Bayside. At the 2011 census, Brighton East had a population of 15,814.[1]

Brighton East lies further inland from the coast of Port Philip Bay than Brighton, its affluent, neighbouring community to the west. Its boundaries are Nepean Highway in the northwest, North Road in the north, Thomas Street in the east, Nepean Highway in the southeast, South Road in the south, and Hampton Street in the west.

Brighton East is known for its spacious parklands, most notably Dendy Park, one of Victoria's 10 biggest parks and outdoor recreation areas, Hurlingham Park, and Landcox Park.

Educational institutions[edit]

Brighton East is home to St. Finbar's Primary School (Catholic), Brighton Secondary College, Haileybury College, Gardenvale Primary School and St Leonard's College.

Sport[edit]

East Brighton United Football Club (senior Football Federation Victoria club known locally as "The Tonners"), Brighton Soccer Club and Brighton District Cricket Club are based at Dendy Park. East Brighton Vampires Football Club, competing in the Moorabbin Saints Football League and Brighton Union Cricket Club, competing in the South East Cricket Association, are based at Hurlingham Park.[3] Brighton Bowls Club is situated on the northeastern boundary of Dendy Park.

See also[edit]

  • City of Brighton - the former local government area of which Brighton East was a part.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Brighton East (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.postcodes-australia.com/areas/vic/moorabbin/brighton+east
  3. ^ Full Point Footy, Southern Football League, retrieved 21 October 2008 

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