Shoreham, Victoria

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Public hall
Shoreham is located in Victoria
Coordinates38°25′37″S 145°03′00″E / 38.427°S 145.050°E / -38.427; 145.050Coordinates: 38°25′37″S 145°03′00″E / 38.427°S 145.050°E / -38.427; 145.050
Population608 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s)Nepean
Federal Division(s)Flinders
Localities around Shoreham:
Red Hill Point Leo Point Leo
Red Hill Shoreham Point Leo
Flinders Flinders Western Port

Shoreham is a seaside surfing town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the southern Mornington Peninsula region on the Western Port. Shoreham is situated on the shore of Western Port around the mouth of Stoney Creek. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. It is a coastal recreation resort rich in artistic history, notable for its pine-covered cliffs, foreshore reserve, and Honeysuckle Beach. At the 2016 census, Shoreham had a population of 608.


Shoreham began as a port for timber exports from the surrounding area. Early reports of the area suggested the region was "thick with honeysuckle and sheoak" and early settlers in the Balnarring and Hastings region were involved in wattle bark stripping and cutting piles and sleepers for shipping to Melbourne via the town.[2] Shoreham Post Office opened on 1 October 1881.[3]


Shoreham has a rich artistic history in Australian art, as a place where artists have resided and painted, most notably Clifton Pugh, Colin Colahan, John Perceval and Charles Blackman. Several homes and paintings bear testimony to their work. There is also iron work by Matcham Skipper and frescos by Clifton Pugh.


Shoreham today is a small coastal town containing a post office, tennis courts, community hall and CFA, picnic and barbecue facilities, and a boat launch access over Honeysuckle beach. Whilst predominately the refuge of private homes and farms, there are various accommodation options such as B&Bs, a caravan park and camping sites.[4]

Shoreham is served by the bus route 782 bus route operated by Ventura Bus Lines between Frankston railway station and Flinders.[5] The town is also within 15 minutes driving distance of the Stony Point railway line,[6] which connects travellers to the metropolitan Melbourne railway network.[7]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Shoreham (State)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Graeme Butler & Associates. "Volume 2, Environmental History" (PDF). Hastings District Heritage Study Stage Two. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 August 2006. Retrieved 27 November 2006.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  4. ^ Map 257, Melway street directory (28th ed., 2001)
  5. ^ "782 Frankston - Flinders via Coolart Road & Hastings". Public Transport Victoria.
  6. ^ "Shoreham to Bittern Station". Shoreham to Bittern Station. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Stony Point Line". Public Transport Victoria.