Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay is a bay in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia. Hobsons Bay is the northernmost part of Port Phillip. It is adjacent to the Melbourne suburbs of Port Melbourne and Williamstown. The Yarra River flows into Hobsons Bay.

Hobsons Bay
Williamstown - Hobsons Bay Yacht Club (Eastablished in 1888).jpg
Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
Admiralty Chart No 624 Victoria, Australia, Port Phillip. Hobson Bay and River Yarra leading to Melbourne, Published 1865.jpg
1864 Map of Hobson Bay, the Yarra River and Melbourne Town - Admiralty Chart
Hobsons Bay is located in Victoria
Hobsons Bay
Hobsons Bay
Location in Victoria
Hobsons Bay is located north of Williamstown and south of Melbourne, within Port Phillip
LocationMelbourne, Victoria
Coordinates37°51′17″S 144°56′09″E / 37.85472°S 144.93583°E / -37.85472; 144.93583Coordinates: 37°51′17″S 144°56′09″E / 37.85472°S 144.93583°E / -37.85472; 144.93583[1]
Primary inflowsYarra River
Primary outflowsPort Phillip
Basin countriesAustralia
SettlementsPort Melbourne; Williamstown

Hobsons bay is named after William Hobson who led the surveying party in Port Philip Bay.

Hobsons Bay and Melbourne from Sandridge Lookout, looking Across Hobsons Bay towards Port Melbourne (previously Sandridge)
Melbourne skyline from Hobsons Bay


Beaches adjoining the bay are Sandridge Beach (in Port Melbourne), Port Melbourne Beach (in Port Melbourne), South Melbourne Beach (in Albert Park), West Beach (in St Kilda West) and St Kilda Beach (in St Kilda).

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  1. ^ "Hobsons Bay (VIC)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.