Princes Highway, Beaconsfield
|Population||6,412 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||102 m (335 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Cardinia|
|Federal Division(s)||La Trobe|
Beaconsfield is a satellite suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 46 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Cardinia. At the 2011 Census, Beaconsfield had a population of 6,412.
The suburb has its own railway station.
Beaconsfield Post Office opened on 7 October 1878 and the original weatherboard building still stands as the "Corner Post Café"; Beaconsfield Railway Station Post Office opened on 1 January 1883. In 1891 Beaconsfield was renamed Beaconsfield Upper and around 1902 Beaconsfield Railway Station was renamed Beaconsfield.
The suburb has a small shopping centre "Beaconsfield Shopping Plaza" with shops such as an Aldi and Woolworths, Bakery, Chemist, Cafés and Fish and Chips shop, and schools include Beaconsfield Primary, and St Francis Xavier College (Beaconsfield Campus).
The town has Australian Rules football club and a netball club that compete in the Casey Cardinia Football Netball League, which was where football stars Brendan Fevola, Chris Newman, Tim Barker and Austinn Jones formerly played.
There is also a cricket club and a tennis club.
Notable people from Beaconsfield
- Vanessa Amorosi - professional singer who had several Top 40 chart hits
- Len Maddocks - former Australian cricketer
- Brendan Fevola - Australian rules footballer
- Race the Fray – alternative rock and pop punk band.
- Austinn Jones - Australian rules footballer, St Kilda FC
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Beaconsfield (State Suburb)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
- Beaumont, Early Days of Berwick 1979 p.112
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008