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City of Port Phillip


The City of Port Phillip is a residential and commercial area, with substantial industrial and office land use. The City encompasses a total land area of 21 square kilometres. The City contains significant parks, gardens and foreshores. The southern and eastern areas are generally residential in nature, while the central part of the City is dominated by Albert Park. The northern and western areas are dominated by employment uses and commercial areas, including shopping and lifestyle strips along several of the main roads.

While Port Phillip is a key centre for business, other significant employment sectors include manufacturing, retail and tourism. Major industrial areas are located in Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. The major retail and commercial areas are located in Bay Street (Port Melbourne), Carlisle Street (Balaclava), Clarendon Street (South Melbourne), Fitzroy and Acland Streets (St Kilda), as well as the South Melbourne Market.

City of Port Phillip

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

  • Kings Way
  • Brighton Road
  • Queens Road
  • St Kilda Road
  • Sandringham railway line
  • St Kilda and Port Melbourne light rail lines
  • various tramlines
  • St Kilda-Williamstown Ferry
  • Spirit of Tasmania terminal


  • Melbourne GPO 5km
  • Tullamarine Airport 20km
  • Avalon Airport 50km
  • Essendon Airport 15km
  • Port of Melbourne 4km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Port Melbourne
  • South Melbourne