Port Melbourne

Port Melbourne offers a mix of modern apartments with brilliant beachfront views, as well as restored workers cottages and grand old pubs.

Travelling around is easy as everything is within strolling distance. There is an excellent light rail tram service to and from Melbourne's central business district.

Bay Street is the perfect place to meet friends for brunch, shop for everything from fresh foods to designer fashions to stylish homewares. In the evening people relax over dinner and a glass of wine at many of the water's edge eateries or renowned pubs.

Still water surrounding the lighthouse at Beacon Cove

Shopping strips

  • Bay Street
  • Rouse Street

Things to see and do

  • Browse the many shops and hospitality venues along Bay Street
  • Beach time - Port Melbourne's beachfront offers safe bay swimming
  • Enjoy the many parks in Port Melbourne, including Edwards Park and Garden City Reserve with its 26-metre high white lighthouse
  • Princes Pier and Station Pier are top spots for a pic
  • Visit the observation platform at Sandridge Lookout to enjoy sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay
  • Explore nearby Fishermans Bend
  • Visit Starward Distillery and other local attractions

Discover Port Melbourne's hidden gems

Karina from Style by Nature

Emmanuel from Irene's Dry Cleaning

Tom from Prince Alfred Hotel

These neighbourhood tours are part of our Live Love Local campaign. Through this campaign, we’re supporting local businesses, promoting our shopping villages and working closely with traders to reinvigorate the City.

Find more of our City's hidden gems on our YouTube playlist.

Getting there

  • Tram routes: 109
  • Bus routes: 234, 235, 236, 237 and 606

For timetables and information visit Public Transport Victoria.

Community profile

Economy ID provides demographic and economic data, population forecasts and interactive demographic maps for Port Melbourne (including parts of Fishermans Bend).