City of Sandringham

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City of Sandringham
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Location in Melbourne
Population32,500 (1992)[1]
 • Density2,171/km2 (5,623/sq mi)
Area14.97 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Council seatSandringham
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LGAs around City of Sandringham:
Brighton Brighton Moorabbin
Port Phillip City of Sandringham Moorabbin
Port Phillip Port Phillip Mordialloc

The City of Sandringham was a local government area about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia, on the eastern side of Port Phillip. The city covered an area of 14.97 square kilometres (5.78 sq mi), and existed from 1917 until 1994.


Sandringham was originally part of the Shire of Moorabbin, and was severed and incorporated as the Borough of Sandringham on 28 February 1917. It was proclaimed a town on 9 April 1919 and a city on 21 March 1923.[2]

On 15 December 1994, the City of Sandringham was abolished, and, along with the City of Brighton and parts of the City of Moorabbin and the eastern section of Beaumaris, from the City of Mordialloc, was merged into the newly created City of Bayside.[3]

Council meetings were held at the Municipal Offices, on Royal Avenue, Sandringham. It presently serves as a corporate centre for the City of Bayside.


The City of Sandringham was subdivided into three wards on 15 September 1970, each electing three councillors:[2]

  • North Ward
  • Centre Ward
  • South Ward



Year Population
1921 11,316
1947 26,435
1954 31,758
1958 36,800*
1961 37,001
1966 36,644
1971 35,460
1976 32,698
1981 31,175
1986 30,416
1991 30,319

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 49. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. ^ a b Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. p. 473. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. pp. 4, 6, 8. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2007-12-16.

Coordinates: 37°56′56″S 145°00′18″E / 37.949°S 145.005°E / -37.949; 145.005