City snapshot

Port Phillip is located on the northern shore of Port Phillip Bay, just south of the centre of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It includes some of the oldest areas of the City and has long been a playground for Melburnians of all ages.

City Snapshot

Port Phillip is located on the northern shore of Port Phillip Bay, south of the Melbourne Central Business District, Victoria, Australia.

One of the oldest areas of Melbourne, Port Phillip is known for its many dynamic urban villages, a foreshore which stretches for over 11 km, cultural diversity, magnificent heritage buildings, artistic expressions and beautiful parks and gardens.

Port Phillip is well served by a number of varied and substantial retail, entertainment and leisure precincts. These include Bay Street (Port Melbourne), Clarendon Street (South Melbourne), Fitzroy and Acland Streets (St Kilda) and Carlisle Street (Balaclava).


Suburbs in the City of Port Phillip

The suburbs that make up the City of Port Phillip are listed below.


Albert Park, Middle Park

Balaclava, East St Kilda


Port Melbourne, Garden City


South Melbourne

St Kilda Road, Melbourne

St Kilda, St Kilda South, St Kilda West


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Note: some suburbs cross the municipal boundary.


Port Phillip is home to nine distinct neighbourhoods that members of the community identify with, especially in terms of where they live. We use the neighbourhood model to manage the delivery of council services and development of community strategies for the purposes of community consultation.

Neighbourhoods are different to municipal wards. The Port Phillip municipality is divided into wards for democratic purposes. Three councillors are elected in each of the three wards to represent those residents and businesses.

To foster the democratic concept of representative government, there is approximately the same number of people/voters in each ward. Ward boundaries are periodically reviewed to ensure this.

Neighbourhoods, on the other hand, are local areas for which part of the community feel an affiliation. There is a clear desire from the Port Phillip community to maintain and enhance the diversity and special qualities of the various neighbourhoods.

In recognising this, the City of Port Phillip endeavours to be responsive to the needs of neighbourhood communities, and conducts services and activities on a neighbourhood basis.

Select the image below to download a PDF map of a neighbourhood.

Neighbouring Councils

The neighbouring local councils that are nearby to the City of Port Phillip are.

For information about the other Victorian Local Councils including council boundaries, contacts, and website links see the Department of Infrastructure's Local Government site.

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