Bonbeach, Victoria

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View of Bonbeach from the shore.jpg
View of Bonbeach from Port Phillip
Bonbeach is located in Melbourne
Coordinates38°03′43″S 145°07′12″E / 38.062°S 145.12°E / -38.062; 145.12Coordinates: 38°03′43″S 145°07′12″E / 38.062°S 145.12°E / -38.062; 145.12
Population6,855 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density2,450/km2 (6,340/sq mi)
Area2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location31 km (19 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Kingston
State electorate(s)Carrum
Federal division(s)Isaacs
Suburbs around Bonbeach:
Port Phillip Chelsea Chelsea Heights
Port Phillip Bonbeach Patterson Lakes
Port Phillip Carrum Patterson Lakes

Bonbeach is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 31 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District,[2] located within the City of Kingston local government area. Bonbeach recorded a population of 6,855 at the 2021 census.[1]


The entire coastline of Bonbeach consists of a sandy beach facing Port Phillip. Bonbeach has a string of cafés and restaurants along the Nepean Highway.

Since 1926, Bonbeach has been serviced by Bonbeach railway station; a two-platform station on the Frankston line. This station was used during the filming of a scene in the Australian television series Kath & Kim.

Bonbeach Post Office opened on 19 November 1922 (closing in 1923, then reopening in 1926 on the opening of the railway station) and finally closed in 1985.[3]

Bonbeach has a school called Bonbeach Primary School.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League and a cricket team competing in the Cricket Southern Bayside competition. Golfers play at the course of the Patterson River Country Club alongside the river.[4] The Bonbeach Lifesaving Club has been running for 75 years.[5]


State Politics[edit]

Since the state election on 29 November 2014, Carrum has been represented by Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny in Victoria's Legislative Assembly.

Members for Carrum:

Member Party Term
  Ian Cathie Labor 1976–1988
  Mal Sandon Labor 1988–1996
  David Lean Liberal 1996–1999
  Jenny Lindell Labor 1999–2010
  Donna Bauer Liberal 2010–2014
  Sonya Kilkenny Labor 2014–present

Federal government[edit]

Bonbeach falls within the Federal lower house Electorate of Isaacs. Bonbeach's current federal MP is Labor's shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus who has held the position since 2007. The Division of Isaacs is considered a safe Labor seat.

See also[edit]

  • City of Chelsea – Bonbeach was previously within this former local government area.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Bonbeach (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 July 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Postcode for Bonbeach, Victoria (Near Melbourne) – Postcodes Australia".
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 14 March 2021
  4. ^ Golf Select, Patterson River, retrieved 11 May 2009
  5. ^ Bonbeach LSC