Half Moon Bay (Victoria)

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Half moon bay

Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay is located in Victoria
Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay
Location in Victoria
Coordinates37°58′01″S 145°0′39″E / 37.96694°S 145.01083°E / -37.96694; 145.01083Coordinates: 37°58′01″S 145°0′39″E / 37.96694°S 145.01083°E / -37.96694; 145.01083[1]
Primary outflowsPort Phillip
SettlementsBlack Rock

The Half Moon Bay is a bay and neighbourhood on Port Phillip, south east of Melbourne. Located in the suburb of Black Rock, it is home to the Black Rock Yacht Club, the Half Moon Bay Lifesaving Club and the Cerberus Beach House Restaurant and Beach Kiosk. This bay also gets a mention in the Cat Empire song, "The Wine Song". Half Moon Bay is also home to HMVS Cerberus, the last surviving monitor warship in the world, which acts as a breakwater. Half Moon Bay has a lifesaving club and a pier and has the Red Bluff Cliffs just along the beach. The cliffs were briefly featured in the movie "Mad Max'" as well as the 90's children's television series "Round The Twist". Half Moon Bay also has aquatic life which makes good snorkelling. It features many coastal processes.

The first Black Rock Post Office opened here on 23 April 1902, was renamed Half Moon Bay in 1922 and closed in 1968.[2]


  1. ^ "Half Moon Bay (VIC)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008