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The City of Hobsons Bay is located south west of Melbourne, hugging Port Phillip Bay and covering suburbs like Altona, Laverton and Williamstown.

The major seaport of Williamstown is a major Melbourne attraction with beaches, shops and restaurants. Hobsons Bay caters for its residents with many playgrounds, sports grounds and cultural projects.


Find out more at the Hobsons Bay City Council website

Main Suburbs:
  • Altona
  • Newport
  • Williamstown
  • Spotswood
  • Seaholme
Key industries:
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

Hobsons Bay at a glance

4-22km
West of Melbourne’s city centre
20-25mins
Travel time from the city by car or bus
30-45mins
Travel time from the city by train
$966,000
Median house cost (July 2017)
$511,000
Median unit price (July 2017)
16
Primary schools
7
High schools
1
University campuses
$428
Median house rental per week (March 2017)
$340
Median unit rental per week (March 2017)

Education

Find an early childhood service or school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and preschool.

Access the Victorian Skills Gateway to find local Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers. This includes public TAFE institutions, adult community education and private VET providers.

Health

To locate a hospital in this area, see hospitals and health services on the Victorian Government’s health.vic website.

Visit the Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.

Where are most migrants from?

Flag of England 3.4%
England
Flag of China 2.7%
India
Flag of NZ 1.7%
New Zealand
Flag of Italy 1.7%
Italy
Flag of Vietnam 1.6%
Vietnam

Top five languages other than English

3.4%
Arabic
2.7%
Italian
2.7%
Greek
2.0%
Vietnamese
1.4%
Mandarin
Sources:

House and unit prices: Home Price Guide.
Rental prices: Department of Health and Human Services Rental Report 
Cultural groups: Census 2016, ABS

More information: To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory.