McCrae, Victoria

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McCrae is located in Melbourne
Coordinates38°21′04″S 144°55′19″E / 38.351°S 144.922°E / -38.351; 144.922Coordinates: 38°21′04″S 144°55′19″E / 38.351°S 144.922°E / -38.351; 144.922
Population2,823 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density763/km2 (1,976/sq mi)
Area3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
LGA(s)Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s)Nepean
Federal Division(s)Flinders
Suburbs around McCrae:
McCrae Arthurs Seat
Rosebud Rosebud Main Ridge

McCrae is a Melbourne suburb on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. McCrae is known for the McCrae Lighthouse. No longer an operating lighthouse, it marked the turning point for shipping in the main navigational channels between Port Phillip Heads and Melbourne.

Recently a new shopping center called McCrae Plaza opened and it included a Bilo Supermarket, which later became a Coles Supermarket.

The area was named after the McCrae family who were the first Europeans to settle the area. The homestead that they built, McCrae Homestead is a National Trust property that is open to the public.

In March 2011, McCrae Yacht Club hosted the Victorian Championship regattas for the A-Class Catamarans. They sailed seven races from the 12–14 March.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Nikki Osborne[3]
  • Chris Mew [4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "McCrae (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ McCrae Yacht Club
  3. ^ "Lovin' Life on the Peninsula by Andrea Kellett and Liz Rogers". Mornington Peninsula Magazine. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Five-time AFL/VFL flag winner Chris Mew of Hawthorn lists premier McCrae home". Retrieved 23 January 2019.

Between 1861-1934 McCrae was originally known as Dromana West and in 1934 following a century of the McCrae family residing at what was then known as 'Arthurs Seat Homestead' (now 'McCrae Homestead') the locals petitioned to have the township re-named McCrae.