Skye, Victoria

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Skye is located in Melbourne
Coordinates38°07′08″S 145°12′00″E / 38.119°S 145.200°E / -38.119; 145.200Coordinates: 38°07′08″S 145°12′00″E / 38.119°S 145.200°E / -38.119; 145.200
Population8,096 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density426/km2 (1,104/sq mi)
Area19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Frankston
State electorate(s)Carrum
Federal Division(s)Dunkley
Suburbs around Skye:
Sandhurst Lyndhurst Lynbrook
Carrum Downs Skye Cranbourne West
Frankston North Langwarrin Cranbourne South

Skye is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 38 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Frankston. Skye is widely known for 2 Alcohol stores within walking distance at the Carrum Downs Plaza (known for being in Skye). At the 2016 census, Skye had a population of 8,096.[1]


Skye Post Office opened on 1 June 1889 and closed in 1895. In 1964 Lyndhurst South office (open since 1902) was renamed Skye. This office closed in 1972.[2]

There is still a couple of houses standing from the 1890s today in Skye.

Prior to 15 December 1994, Skye was part of the City of Cranbourne formerly the Shire of Cranbourne. It still shares the postcode, 3977, with Cranbourne.


The suburb has two schools, Skye Primary School and Lighthouse Christian College. The suburb has a number of newer housing developments (many which have been developed since 2005).

Southern Lights Church[3] serves the Skye region.

Skye enjoys a large area of land to the east of the suburb which is outside the main growth area and is semi-rural. It forms a green wedge between Skye and Cranbourne West, which is in the neighboring municipality of the City of Casey.

Skye was ranked in 2015 as the least liveable suburb in Melbourne. Reasons cited for this included sewerage odour, a lack of public transport and a lack of shops. Nearby Sandhurst received a similarly negative ranking.[4][5]


The suburb has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Southern Football League.[6]

Golfers play at the Skye Public Golf Course on Ballarto and Taylors Roads,[7] or at the course of the Sandhurst Club on Thompsons Road.[8]

State Politics[edit]

Since the state election on 29 November 2014, The suburb of Skye has been represented by Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny in Victoria's Legislative Assembly. Skye falls within the Electoral district of Carrum.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Skye (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Domain, Melbourne's 321 suburbs ranked for liveability, retrieved 11 November 2015
  5. ^ "Melbourne's most liveable suburbs and a little secret revealed", The Age, retrieved 11 November 2015
  6. ^ Full Point Footy, Southern Football League, retrieved 21 October 2008
  7. ^ Golf Select, Skye, retrieved 11 May 2009
  8. ^ Golf Select, Sandhurst, retrieved 11 May 2009