Bangholme, Victoria

Bangholme is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 31 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district and adjacent to the urban area. Its local government area is the City of Greater Dandenong. At the 2016 census, Bangholme had a population of 784,[1] most of who live in the Willow Lodge Village, a mobile home development on Frankston-Dandenong Rd.

Map of City of Greater Dandenong showing Bangholme
Coordinates38°02′56″S 145°09′58″E / 38.049°S 145.166°E / -38.049; 145.166Coordinates: 38°02′56″S 145°09′58″E / 38.049°S 145.166°E / -38.049; 145.166
Population784 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Area30 km2 (11.6 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Greater Dandenong
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Isaacs
Localities around Bangholme:
Braeside Keysborough Dandenong South
Chelsea Heights Bangholme Lyndhurst
Patterson Lakes Carrum Downs Sandhurst

The area is semi-rural and is part of Melbourne's South East Green Wedge, with a significant part of the land used by the Melbourne Water Eastern Sewage Treatment Plant,[2] and the remainder being mostly small land holdings, with some used for horse acreage.

The EastLink tollway passes through the area.


Bangholme Post Office opened on 15 June 1925, and closed in 1943.[3]


Bangholme has a SEIFA score of 744, indicating a high level of disadvantage — it is in the bottom percentile nationally and has the lowest score of any Melbourne suburb.[4]


The National Water Sports Centre is located in Bangholme adjacent to the Patterson River.[5]

Golfers play at the course of the Eastern Sward Golf Club on Thompson Road, Bangholme.[6]

Horse riding lessons are conducted at BlinkBonnie Equestrian Centre on Pillars Road.

Horse agistment (paddocks for hire) is also available at various properties on and near Pillars Road.

Bicycle and pedestrian bridge crossing Eummemmering Creek in Bangholme

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bangholme (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017.  
  2. ^ "Melbourne Water : Sewerage : Eastern Treatment Plant". Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2008.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 1 April 2021
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 March 2009). "2033.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia - Data only, 2006". Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Sport & Recreation Victoria". Archived from the original on 26 July 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2008.
  6. ^ Golf Select, Eastern Sward, retrieved 11 May 2009

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