City of Kingston


The City of Kingston is located in the middle and outer southern suburbs of Melbourne. The City encompasses a total land area of 91 square kilometres, including significant areas of foreshore. The City of Kingston is a residential and industrial area, with substantial areas of open space. The City features significant residential areas in the west and south. The central and eastern areas contain significant areas of primary industry, such as high-value horticulture, flower cultivation and quarrying. There are also substantial areas designated for leisure and environmental value, including golf courses and wetlands.

The key employment sector in the City of Kingston is manufacturing, with other significant employment sectors being retail trade, construction, wholesale trade, health care and education. Substantial industrial areas are located throughout the City, particularly in the suburbs of Braeside, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Moorabbin and Moorabbin Airport. The major retail centres in the City are Westfield Southland Shopping Centre and the Moorabbin Direct Factory Outlets. Smaller retail centres include Aspendale Gardens Shopping Centre, Clarinda Shopping Centre, Dingley Village Shopping Centre, Lakeview Shopping Centre (Patterson Lakes), Parkdale Plaza and Thrift Park Shopping Centre (Mentone). Retail areas are also located around the Aspendale, Bonbeach, Carrum, Chelsea, Cheltenham, Edithvale, Highett, Mentone, Moorabbin, Mordialloc, Parkdale and Southland railway stations. Bulky goods shopping is located at Moorabbin Super Centre (Heatherton) and Moorabbin House and Home Centre. The main health care facilities are Kingston Centre in Cheltenham and Holmesglen Private Hospital in Moorabbin. Educational facilities are provided at Holmesglen TAFE (Moorabbin Campus) and numerous primary and secondary schools.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Mornington Peninsula Freeway
  • Nepean Highway
  • Moorabbin Airport
  • Frankston railway line


  • Melbourne GPO 15-34km
  • Tullamarine Airport 50km
  • Avalon Airport 80km
  • Essendon Airport 40km
  • Port of Melbourne 30km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Braeside
  • Chelsea Heights (between Wells Road and Mornington Peninsula Freeway)
  • Cheltenham (between Grange Road and Snowden Drive)
  • Clayton South
  • Dingley Village (between Boundary Road and the proposed Mordialloc Freeway)
  • Heatherton (between Fairchild Street and Kingston Road)
  • Moorabbin (east)
  • Moorabbin Airport
  • Mordialloc (between Percy Street and Lamana Road)
  • Oakleigh South (around Carroll Road)

City of Kingston

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