2/203 Ingles St
Port Melbourne 3207, VIC
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|Area:||9.7 km (3.7 sq mi)|
|Location:||5 km (3 mi) from Melbourne|
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|State District:||Albert Park|
|Federal Division:||Melbourne Ports|
Port Melbourne is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 km southwest of Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government areas are the cities of Port Phillip and Melbourne. At the 2006 Census, Port Melbourne had a population of 13,293.
The suburb is bordered by the shore of Hobsons Bay and the lower reaches of the Yarra River. Port Melbourne covers a large area which includes the distinct localities of Fishermans Bend, Garden City and Beacon Cove.
The area to the north of the West Gate Freeway is in the City of Melbourne. The area to the south is in the City of Port Phillip.
Historically it was known as Sandridge and developed as the city's second port, linked to the nearby Melbourne CBD.
The formerly industrial Port Melbourne has been subject to intense urban renewal over the past decade. As a result, Port Melbourne is a diverse and historic area, featuring industrial and port areas along the Yarra to open parklands, bayside beaches, exclusive apartments and Bay Street's restaurants and cafes. The suburb also forms a major transport link from east to west, home to one end of the West Gate Bridge.