City of Bayside

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City of Bayside
Map of Melbourne showing City of Bayside
Coordinates37°56′00″S 145°01′00″E / 37.93333°S 145.01667°E / -37.93333; 145.01667Coordinates: 37°56′00″S 145°01′00″E / 37.93333°S 145.01667°E / -37.93333; 145.01667
Population105,718 (2018)[1]
 • Density2,860/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Area37 km2 (14.3 sq mi)[1]
MayorLaurence Evans OAM
Council seatSandringham
State electorate(s)Brighton, Sandringham, Bentleigh
Federal Division(s)Goldstein
Bayside City Council.svg
WebsiteCity of Bayside
LGAs around City of Bayside:
Port Phillip Port Phillip Glen Eira
City of Bayside Glen Eira
Port Phillip Kingston
Council chambers in Boxshall Street Brighton
Council Chambers, Boxshall Street Brighton

The City of Bayside is a local government area in Victoria, Australia. It is within the southern suburbs of Melbourne. It has an area of 36 square kilometres and in 2018 had a population of 105,718 people.[1]


City of Brighton[edit]

In 1858, after receiving two petitions, the Government proclaimed the Municipality of Brighton. Brighton was proclaimed a borough in 1863, a town in 1887, and a city in 1919.

City of Sandringham[edit]

The Moorabbin Road District was created in 1862 and became the Shire of Moorabbin in 1871. In 1917, parts of the West and South ridings were severed to create the Borough of Sandringham and three years later parts of the South and Cheltenham ridings were severed to create the Borough of Mentone and Mordialloc. The two boroughs became the Town of Sandringham and the Town of Mentone and Mordialloc in 1919 and 1923 respectively and Sandringham the City of Sandringham in 1923.

City of Moorabbin[edit]

Created a road district on 16 May 1862 and later proclaimed a shire in January 1871. A portion of Moorabbin Shire severed and annexed to Brighton Town in 1912 and a portion severed in 1917. The Borough of Mentone and Mordialloc was established in 1920 and re-subdivided in 1929 and later proclaimed a city in 1934.

City of Mordialloc[edit]

Created as the Borough of Mentone and Mordialloc by severance from Moorabbin Shire in May 1920. Redefined as a portion of Moorabbin Shire being severed and annexed in 1921. Declared a town in April 1923 and its name changed to Town of Mordialloc in April 1923 and later gazetted a city on 5 May 1926.

City of Bayside[edit]

On 14 December 1994 a new municipality was created to form Bayside City Council which comprises the former City of Brighton, the former City of Sandringham and part of the former City of Mordialloc west of Charman Road and part of the City of Moorabbin between the railway and Charman Road. The original proposal for the LGA gave it the name "City of Warrain", warrain being a Boon wurrung word for "by the sea", but the City of Sandringham proposed that the name "Bayside" be used instead.[2]

Bayside City Council corporate centre

Bayside was rated eighth of 590 Australian Local Government Areas in the BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008.[3]


Local government[edit]

Current Council elected October 2016[4][edit]

Ward Party Councillor Notes
Northern   Independent Alex del Porto
  Liberal Michael Heffernan[5]
Central   Liberal Rob Grinter[6][7] Deputy Mayor
  Independent Sonia Castelli[6][8]
  Independent James Long
Southern   Independent Clarke Martin[6] Mayor
  Independent Laurence Evans

Past Bayside Councillors[edit]

Ward 1997 – 2000 2000 – 2003[9] 2003 – 2005[10] 2005 – 2008[11]
Dendy Elizabeth Francis Gary Andrews Gary Andrews Kristin Stegley
Were Jill McKiggan Michael Heffernan Tim Ryan Clifford Hayes
Mair Alex del Porto Alex del Porto Alex del Porto Alex del Porto
Smith Graeme Disney Graeme Disney Mike Dwyer James Long
Clayton Craig Tucker Craig Tucker Andrew McLorinan Andrew McLorinan
Abbott Michael Harwood Nicholas Eden Chris Carroll Michael Norris
Charman Terry O'Brien Terry O'Brien Craig Tucker Terry O'Brien
Ebden Simon Russell Simon Russell Derek Wilson Derek Wilson
Moysey Vivien Kluger Ken Beadle Ken Beadle John Knight

Past Bayside Councillors Post Boundary changes[edit]

Ward 2008 - 2012[12] 2012 - 2016[13]
Central James Long

Felicity Frederico

Louise Cooper-Shaw

James Long

Felicity Frederico

Bruce Lowe[14]

Northern Clifford Hayes

Alex del Porto

Michael Heffernan

Alex del Porto

Southern Michael Norris

Simon Russell

Heather Stewart

Lawrence Evans

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ Local Government Board (1994). Middle and outer Melbourne review: interim report. Melbourne.
  3. ^ "BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008" (PDF). BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008. BankWest. 20 August 2008. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 3 September 2008.
  4. ^ "Bayside City Council profile - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Tracking Victorian Crs who are members of a political party". The Mayne Report. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Andrews, Jon (30 October 2016). "Trio of first timers get elected to represent Bayside Council". Herald Sun. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  7. ^ Victoria, Local Government (15 August 2015). "Bayside City". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Herald Sun". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Bayside City Council election results 2000 - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Bayside City Council election results 2003 - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Bayside City Council election results 2005 - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Bayside City Council election results 2012 - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Bayside City Council election results 2012 - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Results for 2014 Bayside City Council countback, Central Ward - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 9 December 2016.

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