Crib Point, Victoria

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Crib Point
MelbourneVictoria
Crib Point War Memorial.JPG
Entering Crib Point
Crib Point is located in Melbourne
Crib Point
Crib Point
Coordinates 38°21′47″S 145°12′07″E / 38.363°S 145.202°E / -38.363; 145.202Coordinates: 38°21′47″S 145°12′07″E / 38.363°S 145.202°E / -38.363; 145.202
Population 2,839 (2011)[1]
 • Density 451/km2 (1,167/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3919
Area 6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s) Hastings
Federal Division(s) Flinders
Suburbs around Crib Point:
Bittern Bittern Western Port
Bittern Crib Point Western Port
HMAS Cerberus HMAS Cerberus Western Port

Crib Point is a town in, Victoria, Australia, as a part of the urban enclave on Western Port comprising Bittern, Crib Point, Hastings, Tyabb, and Somerville. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.

Crib Point is served by three railway stations: Morradoo, Crib Point and Stony Point, the latter of which is the terminus of the greater-metropolitan Stony Point line.

Crib Point Post Office opened on 18 July 1890.[2]

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League.

It is situated near the HMAS Cerberus naval base.

It is situated opposite a park that has a long stretch of mangroves.

Climate[edit]

Crib Point has an oceanic climate with relative small thermal differences between seasons, but is still prone to temperature extremes upon northerly winds both in summer and winter.

Climate data for HMAS Cerberus (1991-2017 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 44.1
(111.4)
45.8
(114.4)
39.7
(103.5)
34.1
(93.4)
25.6
(78.1)
21.7
(71.1)
21.9
(71.4)
25.1
(77.2)
28.9
(84)
34.7
(94.5)
36.8
(98.2)
42.4
(108.3)
45.8
(114.4)
Average high °C (°F) 24.5
(76.1)
25.0
(77)
23.1
(73.6)
19.8
(67.6)
16.6
(61.9)
14.2
(57.6)
13.6
(56.5)
14.6
(58.3)
16.5
(61.7)
18.6
(65.5)
20.6
(69.1)
22.4
(72.3)
19.1
(66.4)
Average low °C (°F) 13.9
(57)
14.3
(57.7)
12.6
(54.7)
10.0
(50)
8.4
(47.1)
6.8
(44.2)
6.3
(43.3)
6.6
(43.9)
7.6
(45.7)
8.8
(47.8)
10.7
(51.3)
11.9
(53.4)
9.8
(49.7)
Record low °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
5.0
(41)
2.2
(36)
−1.7
(28.9)
−1.1
(30)
−1.8
(28.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
−2.4
(27.7)
−0.3
(31.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
1.6
(34.9)
3.3
(37.9)
−3
(26.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38.4
(1.512)
39.4
(1.551)
45.6
(1.795)
62.4
(2.457)
68.7
(2.705)
72.3
(2.846)
72.7
(2.862)
75.2
(2.961)
67.5
(2.657)
66.8
(2.63)
54.0
(2.126)
53.6
(2.11)
716.6
(28.212)
Source: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Crib Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 October 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ "CERBERUS station information". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 14 February 2018.