Chelsea Heights, Victoria

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Chelsea Heights
MelbourneVictoria
Chelsea Heights, VIC, Wells-Springvale Rd ; 3-10-09.jpg
Wells Road - Springvale Road intersection view from the Chelsea Heights fast food outlets car park
Chelsea Heights is located in Melbourne
Chelsea Heights
Chelsea Heights
Coordinates 38°02′49″S 145°08′13″E / 38.047°S 145.137°E / -38.047; 145.137Coordinates: 38°02′49″S 145°08′13″E / 38.047°S 145.137°E / -38.047; 145.137
Population 5,186 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,621/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3196
Area 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 32 km (20 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Kingston
State electorate(s) Mordialloc
Federal Division(s) Isaacs
Suburbs around Chelsea Heights:
Edithvale Aspendale Gardens Braeside
Chelsea Chelsea Heights Bangholme
Bonbeach Patterson Lakes Bangholme

Chelsea Heights is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2011 Census, Chelsea Heights had a population of approximately 5,186.

The suburb is home to Chelsea Heights Primary School, The Chelsea Heights Cricket & Football Club, Bonbeach Blue Jays Baseball Club.

On the border of Chelsea Heights and Chelsea is the Bayside Trail bicycle track, which begins in Seaford and continues north for approximately 43 km to Port Melbourne.

History[edit]

Prior to the 1870s, Chelsea Heights was known as the Isles of Wannarkladdin, being the only high land of the Carrum Carrum Swamp.[2]

Popular reference[edit]

The aerial photography at the beginning of the Network 7 show Kath & Kim shows the central portion of Chelsea Heights. It is also the home of the famous "Bike Riding With King Browns".[3]

See also[edit]

  • City of Springvale - the former local government area of which Chelsea Heights was a part.

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