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Mornington Suburb - Melbourne

Mornington is a seaside suburb 50km SE of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located between the exclusive beachside suburbs of Mount Martha and Mount Eliza. It is in the Local Government Area of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. Mornington's postcode is 3931, and it was first gazetted as a town in 1915.

Mornington is known for its "village" atmosphere, although as time goes by this is becoming less so due to its expansion and development. Mornington is covered under the Bracks Labour Government's Melbourne 2030 Planning scheme. The scheme has designated Mornington as an "activity centre". Buildings of up to five storeys have been approved leading to some local controversy. Nevertheless, Mornington is still an attractive seaside destination on the Port Philip Bay. 



It is a great place for shopping, there is a Bi-Lo and Safeway and Coles.  on Main Street and there's also Coles and Target. Other shops include clothes and shoes at the various boutiques, gift shops, book shops and some excellent restaurants and cafes. The town centre runs into the foreshore area and local beach, which features a yacht club, restaurant and park with playground facilities.

Mornington's main shopping complex is the Centro Mornington. The centre serves the main trade area, which has a population of 87,300 residents. Centro Mornington is essentially a fresh food based convenience centre and includes fashion stores and a proportion of general retail that caters to the local community.


Other attractions include the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, the Old Post Office Museum, and the Mornington Tourist Railway which offers steam train rides.

Mornington Yacht Club
Mornington has a long history dating back to 1802 when explorer Matthew Flinders landed at Schnapper Point. Today, Schnapper Point provides a boat-launching ramp, jetty, yacht club, the Schnappers Restaurant and scenic walks providing good views along the coast.

Mornington Yacht Club is located in Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington and was established in 1946.  A major event for the Club is its Schnapper Point Regatta held in February each year. This event caters for visitors with all classes of boats as well as providing interesting displays and activities for visitors onshore. They host many championship events and were host to the 1999 World Sailing Championship for Europe Class dinghies in which over 150 competitors from 17 countries participated.

The Mornington Yacht Club is situated near the waters edge adjacent to the Mornington pier and close to good swimming beaches. Facilities at the club include a deep water harbour, a launching ramp, a launching crane with a capacity of 2 tonne, and a slipway.

If yachting is not your thing why not sit back in the licensed Restaurant and bar and watch the experts at work.  The Rocks was established in November 2001, and offers a unique fresh air dining experience with an absolute waterfront setting. The Rocks offers modern Mediterranean cuisine, a variety of the freshest seafood and a variety of lighter options for lunch.
The Rocks is fully licensed and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days per week throughout the year.

Transport Infrastructure
Mornington railway station was located on Railway Grove, Mornington, Victoria, Australia. The first train arrived on September 10, 1889 and the last one departed May 20, 1981. In 1989 the old station site was sold off by the state government, and a shopping centre built over. On September 19, 2004 a plaque was unveiled adjacent to the site to commemorate 150 years of steam rail in Victoria. A new Mornington station was built for tourist services and is located on the corner of Yuilles & Watt Road, It is the new site of the terminus for the Mornington Railway line. The Mornington Tourist Railway have ran services from there since October 21, 1997.  Unfortunately there is no direct line from Mornington to Melbourne CBD.  The nearest train station to catch a train in to the city is located in Frankston approximately 25 minutes away (depending on traffic) or 15km.


12 months to June 2008
  Mornington Region Mornington Region
Median Prices $372,750 $360,000 $325,000 $289,001
Long Term Trend 10.8% 11.0% 10.2% 12.2%
Auction clearance rates 70% 53% 50% 46%
Days on Market 66 108 97 119
Discounting 5% 6% 4% 6%
SNR = Statistically Not Reliable.
*Based on sales reported to Australian Property Monitors



Below is an example of the type of property you can get for your money in Mornington

Price: $850,000 or approx £405k


So central to the beach and the Village, offering 23.5 squares of quality living, plus double auto garage (rear access) plus a huge 11x4m powered workshop, this substantial brick home includes downstairs master bedroom, study, kitchen and lounge, with 2 further bedrooms full bathrooms and big living upstairs.

With some bay views from the balcony and delightful lawns and gardens ideal for entertaining, this is a rare opportunity to obtain a large residence on its own title offering such convenience.

Including 2 Rinnai Gas Heaters, open fireplace, ceiling fan, ducted vacuum, sunblind, 8x4 Pool Table with accessories, dishwasher, microwave, intercom, plus 2 x 500 litre tanks.



Below is an example of the type of property you can get for your money in Mornington:

Price: $495,000 or approx £236k


In a class of its own, this stylish New England inspired townhouse is a short stroll to Mornington's thriving Main Street café precinct and pristine beaches. Immaculately presented, this desirable lifestyle property offers 3 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living, home office, 3 x SS A/C and remote DBL garage. Privately positioned at the rear of the block the home also boasts a large outdoor living area with gas heating for entertaining and relaxing and a private rear yard with low maintenance gardens.


Below is an example of the type of property you can get for your money in Mornington:

Price: $295,000 or approx £140k


Here is your chance to relax and enjoy a sensational location only minutes to bustling Main St and local beaches. These tastefully decorated two bedroom abodes have been masterfully constructed to exacting standards and offer the ease of single level living combined with minimal maintenance requirements. You will love the sense of space and light filled open plan designs that are all quite individual. Other features include: deluxe kitchens complete with granite bench tops & stainless steel appliances, solar hot water system, alfresco style paved courtyards & single lock up garages with internal access & fully landscaped gardens.



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