Bonbeach, Victoria

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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
Population6,416 (2016)[1]
 • Density2,290/km2 (5,930/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 an affluent suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 31 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district.[2] Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2016 census, Bonbeach had a population of 6,416.[1]

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

Bonbeach has a railway station on the Frankston line and a string of shops on the Nepean Highway. A long stretch of white sand beach on Port Phillip extends from Chelsea southwards to the Patterson River.

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] Bonbeach has a school called Bonbeach Primary School.

The Bonbeach Lifesaving Club has been running for 75 years.[5]

The Bonbeach Railway Station was used during the filming of a scene in the Australian television series Kath & Kim.

Local politics[edit]

Local government[edit]

In 2020, independent Cameron Howe was “comfortably” elected to represent Bonbeach, which forms a part of Banksia ward in the City of Kingston.[6]

State government[edit]

Since the state election on 29 November 2014, The suburb of Bonbeach has been represented by the Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny in Victoria's Legislative Assembly. The current MLC's for the South Eastern Metropolitan Region include; Gavin Jennings (ALP), Gordon Rich-Phillips (LIB), Adem Somyurek (ALP), Inga Peulich (LIB) and Nina Springle (AG). The suburb of Bonbeach falls within the Legislative Assembly's District of Carrum.

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.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bonbeach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
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  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  4. ^ Golf Select, Patterson River, retrieved 11 May 2009
  5. ^ Bonbeach LSC
  6. ^ "Five re-elected to expanded council". Bayside News. 11 November 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.