Boneo, Victoria

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Boneo is located in Victoria
Coordinates38°24′47″S 144°53′17″E / 38.413°S 144.888°E / -38.413; 144.888Coordinates: 38°24′47″S 144°53′17″E / 38.413°S 144.888°E / -38.413; 144.888
Population354 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s)Nepean
Federal Division(s)Flinders
Localities around Boneo:
Rosebud West Rosebud Main Ridge
Fingal Boneo Flinders
Cape Schanck Flinders
Boneo Road
Boneo view

Boneo is a rural locality south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south of and inland from Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.


Boneo Post Office first opened on 1 July 1874 and closed in 1877. It reopened in 1902 and apart for a short recess was open until 1951.[2]


It is dominated by the Boneo Flats, where market gardens and pastures are located. It contains a recreation reserve, community hall and primary school.[3][4] A market also operates on the third Saturday of every month.

The eastern part of the locality, alongside Main Creek, is part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park called Greens Bush, a native bushland area first set aside for conservation in 1974 and supporting the largest population of eastern grey kangaroos on the Mornington Peninsula. Several walking tracks provide access to the area.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Boneo (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  3. ^ Shire of Mornington Peninsula. "Townships - Boneo". Archived from the original on 21 August 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2006.
  4. ^ Map 253-254, Melway street directory (28th ed., 2001)
  5. ^ Parks Victoria. "Mornington Peninsula National Park". Archived from the original on 7 December 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2006.

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