City of Bayside
Map of Melbourne showing City of Bayside
Coordinates37°56′00″S 145°01′00″E / 37.93333°S 145.01667°E / -37.93333; 145.01667
Population105,718 (2018)[1]
 • Density2,860/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Area37 km2 (14.3 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Hanna El Mouallem
Council seatSandringham
RegionGreater Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Goldstein
WebsiteCity of Bayside
LGAs around City of Bayside:
Port Phillip Port Phillip Glen Eira
City of Bayside Glen Eira
Port Phillip Kingston
Council chambers in Boxshall Street Brighton
Council Chambers, Boxshall Street Brighton

The City of Bayside is a local government area in Victoria, Australia. It is within the southern suburbs of Melbourne. It has an area of 36 square kilometres and in 2018 had a population of 105,718 people.[1]


City of Brighton

Main article: City of Brighton (Victoria)

In 1858, after receiving two petitions, the Government proclaimed the Municipality of Brighton. Brighton was proclaimed a borough in 1863, a town in 1887, and a city in 1919.[citation needed]

City of Sandringham

Main article: City of Sandringham

The Moorabbin Road District was created in 1862 and became the Shire of Moorabbin in 1871. In 1917, parts of the West and South ridings were severed to create the Borough of Sandringham and three years later parts of the South and Cheltenham ridings were severed to create the Borough of Mentone and Mordialloc. The two boroughs became the Town of Sandringham and the Town of Mentone and Mordialloc in 1919 and 1923 respectively and Sandringham the City of Sandringham in 1923.[citation needed]

City of Moorabbin

Main article: City of Moorabbin

Created a road district on 16 May 1862 and later proclaimed a shire in January 1871. A portion of Moorabbin Shire severed and annexed to Brighton Town in 1912 and a portion severed in 1917. The Borough of Mentone and Mordialloc was established in 1920 and re-subdivided in 1929 and later proclaimed a city in 1934.[citation needed]

City of Mordialloc

Main article: City of Mordialloc

Created as the Borough of Mentone and Mordialloc by severance from Moorabbin Shire in May 1920. Redefined as a portion of Moorabbin Shire being severed and annexed in 1921. Declared a town in April 1923 and its name changed to Town of Mordialloc in April 1923 and later gazetted a city on 5 May 1926.[citation needed]

City of Bayside

On 14 December 1994 a new municipality was created to form Bayside City Council which comprises the former City of Brighton, the former City of Sandringham and part of the former City of Mordialloc west of Charman Road and part of the City of Moorabbin between the railway and Charman Road. The original proposal for the LGA gave it the name "City of Warrain", warrain being a Boon wurrung word for "by the sea", but the City of Sandringham proposed that the name "Bayside" be used instead.[2]

Bayside City Council corporate centre

Bayside was rated eighth of 590 Australian Local Government Areas in the BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008.[3]


Council composition

Ward Party Councillor[4] Notes
Beckett   Independent Clarke Martin
Bleazby   Independent Alex del Porto
Boyd   Independent Fiona Stitfold
Castlefield   Independent Jo Samuel-King Deputy Mayor
Dendy   Independent Hanna El Mouallem Mayor
Ebden   Independent Laurence Evans
Ivison   Independent Sonia Castelli

Past councillors

1997−2008 (nine wards)

Year Abbott Charman Clayton Dendy Ebden Mair Moysey Smith Were
Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor Councillor
1997   Michael Harwood (Ind.)   Terry O'Brien (Ind.)   Craig Tucker (Ind.)   Elizabeth Francis (Ind.)   Simon Russell (Ind.)   Alex del Porto (Ind.)   Vivien Kluger (Ind.)   Graeme Disney (Ind.)   Jill McKiggan (Ind.)
2000   Nicholas Eden (Ind.)   Gary Andrews (Ind.)   Ken Beadle (Ind.)   Michael Heffernan (Liberal)
2003   Chris Carroll (Ind.)   Craig Tucker (Ind.)   Andrew McLorinan (Ind.)   Derek Wilson (Ind.)   Mike Dwyer (Ind.)   Tim Ryan (Ind.)
2005   Michael Norris (Ind.)   Terry O'Brien (Ind.)   Kristin Stegley (Ind.)   John Knight (Ind.)   James Long (Ind.)   Clifford Hayes (Ind.)

2008−2020 (three wards)

Central Ward

Year Councillor Party Councillor Party Councillor Party
2008   James Long Independent   Felicity Frederico Liberal   Louise Cooper-Shaw Independent
2012   Stephen Hartney Liberal
2014   Bruce Lowe Independent
2016   Rob Grinter Liberal   Sonia Castelli Independent

Northern Ward

Year Councillor Party Councillor Party
2008   Alex del Porto Independent   Clifford Hayes Independent
2010   Sustainable Australia
2012   Michael Heffernan Liberal

Southern Ward

Year Councillor Party Councillor Party
2008   Michael Norris Independent   Simon Russell Independent
2012   Lawrence Evans Independent   Heather Stewart Independent
2016   Clarke Martin Independent

Election results


2020 Victorian local elections: Bayside[5]
Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Independent 49,900 79.66 7 Increase 2
  Liberal 7,040 11.23 0 Decrease 2
  Greens 4,894 7.81 0 Steady
  Sustainable Australia 810 1.29 +1.29 0 Steady
 Formal votes 62,644

Townships and localities

The 2021 census, the city had a population of 101,306 up from 97,087 in the 2016 census[6]

Locality 2016 2021
Beaumaris 13,349 13,947
Black Rock 6,159 6,389
Brighton 23,253 23,252
Brighton East^ 15,998 16,757
Cheltenham^ 22,291 23,992
Hampton 13,391 13,518
Hampton East 4,689 5,069
Highett^ 10,454 12,016
Sandringham 10,241 10,926

^ - Territory divided with another LGA

See also


  1. ^ a b c "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ Local Government Board (1994). Middle and outer Melbourne review: interim report. Melbourne.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  3. ^ "BankWest Quality of Life Index 2008" (PDF). BankWest. 20 August 2008. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 3 September 2008.
  4. ^ "Our Councillors | Bayside City Council". Bayside City Council. Archived from the original on 25 February 2022. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Bayside Council election results". Victorian Electoral Commission.
  6. ^ "Census | Australian Bureau of Statistics". 11 January 2023.