Main Ridge, Victoria

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Main Ridge
Sunset in Main Ridge.jpg
Sunset in Main Ridge
Main Ridge is located in Victoria
Main Ridge
Main Ridge
Coordinates38°24′07″S 144°58′19″E / 38.402°S 144.972°E / -38.402; 144.972Coordinates: 38°24′07″S 144°58′19″E / 38.402°S 144.972°E / -38.402; 144.972
Population416 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s)Nepean
Federal Division(s)Flinders
Localities around Main Ridge:
McCrae Arthurs Seat Red Hill
Rosebud Main Ridge Red Hill
Boneo Flinders Red Hill
Main Ridge

Main Ridge is a rural locality south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south of and inland from Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, originally known as Main Creek. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. At the 2016 census, Main Ridge had a population of 416.[1]

The district consists of the western spine of Arthurs Seat and the southern hinterlands. A R & F Ditterich Reserve, containing a hall, picnic and sports facilities, and the nearby CFA are the main facilities in the district, while several wineries such as Poplar Bend and Ryland River are located here.[2][3]

Gardens of Main Ridge

The southern part of the locality, alongside Main Creek, is part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park called Greens Bush, a native bushland area first set aside for conservation in 1974 and supporting the largest population of eastern grey kangaroos on the Mornington Peninsula. Several walking tracks provide access to the area.[4]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Main Ridge". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ Shire of Mornington Peninsula. "Townships - Main Ridge". Archived from the original on 21 August 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2006.
  3. ^ Map 170-171, Melway street directory (28th ed., 2001)
  4. ^ Parks Victoria. "Mornington Peninsula National Park". Retrieved 14 September 2011.