Bonbeach, Victoria

Bonbeach is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 31 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district.[2] At the 2016 census, Bonbeach had a population of 6,416.[1]

Bonbeach
MelbourneVictoria
View of Bonbeach from the shore.jpg
Bonbeach is located in Melbourne
Bonbeach
Bonbeach
Coordinates38°03′43″S 145°07′12″E / 38.062°S 145.12°E / -38.062; 145.12Coordinates: 38°03′43″S 145°07′12″E / 38.062°S 145.12°E / -38.062; 145.12
Population6,416 (2016)[1]
 • Density2,290/km2 (5,930/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3196
Area2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location31 km (19 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Kingston
State electorate(s)Carrum
Federal division(s)Isaacs
Suburbs around Bonbeach:
Port Phillip Chelsea Chelsea Heights
Port Phillip Bonbeach Patterson Lakes
Port Phillip Carrum Patterson Lakes

FacilitiesEdit

The entire coastline of Bonbeach consists of a sandy beach facing Port Phillip. Bonbeach has a string of cafés and restaurants along the Nepean Highway.

Since 1926, Bonbeach has been serviced by Bonbeach railway station; a two-platform station on the Frankston line. This station was used during the filming of a scene in the Australian television series Kath & Kim.

Bonbeach Post Office opened on 19 November 1922 (closing in 1923, then reopening in 1926 on the opening of the railway station) and finally closed in 1985.[3]

Bonbeach has a school called Bonbeach Primary School.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League and a cricket team competing in the Cricket Southern Bayside competition. Golfers play at the course of the Patterson River Country Club alongside the river.[4] The Bonbeach Lifesaving Club has been running for 75 years.[5]

PoliticsEdit

State PoliticsEdit

Since the state election on 29 November 2014, Carrum has been represented by Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny in Victoria's Legislative Assembly.

Members for Carrum:

Member Party Term
  Ian Cathie Labor 1976–1988
  Mal Sandon Labor 1988–1996
  David Lean Liberal 1996–1999
  Jenny Lindell Labor 1999–2010
  Donna Bauer Liberal 2010–2014
  Sonya Kilkenny Labor 2014–present

Federal governmentEdit

Bonbeach falls within the Federal lower house Electorate of Isaacs. Bonbeach's current federal MP is Labor's shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus who has held the position since 2007. The Division of Isaacs is considered a safe Labor seat.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bonbeach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017.  
  2. ^ "Postcode for Bonbeach, Victoria (Near Melbourne) – Postcodes Australia".
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 14 March 2021
  4. ^ Golf Select, Patterson River, retrieved 11 May 2009
  5. ^ http://www.bonbeachlsc.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=18 Bonbeach LSC