|• Density||4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Area||1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Maribyrnong|
Seddon is a suburb 7 km west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, lying between Footscray and Yarraville. Its local government area is the City of Maribyrnong. At the 2011 Census, Seddon had a population of 4,851.
The suburb was earlier known as Belgravia but is now called Seddon after Richard Seddon, the New Zealand Prime Minister from 1893 to 1906, who resided there before he moved to Bendigo and later to New Zealand. The Belgravia Hotel, at 236 Nicholson Street Footscray, still carries Seddon's original name.
Seddon Post Office opened on 29 September 1908 and closed in 1976. Seddon West Post Office opened in 1924 and remains open. Seddon shares its postcode with neighbouring Footscray - 3011.
Seddon is sometimes considered part of neighbouring Footscray. The Original State Bank of Victoria in Charles Street, Seddon used to stamp its Bank Account passbooks as Footscray South Vic. Not unusual, considering Seddon is south of Footscray. However, while central Footscray is one of the main shopping and transport hubs for Melbourne's western suburbs, Seddon, in contrast, is quiet, leafy and residential.
Sport and activities
The Seddon Cricket Club has its home ground in the Yarraville Gardens.
Opposite Seddon Station is the 5th Footscray Scout Group. With programs for children aged 6 to 15, the group is part of Scouts Australia, and meets in a historic hall built in the 1930s.
- City of Maribyrnong - the local government area of which Seddon belongs
- City of Footscray - the former local government area of which Seddon was a part