City of Hobsons Bay

Picturesque Hobsons Bay combines coastal village charm with a tantalising foodie culture, tranquil reserves and a thriving arts and culture scene – all within easy reach of the CBD.

With sandy beaches at Williamstown and Altona, breathtaking views of Port Phillip Bay, and world-renowned conservation zones, Hobsons Bay is one of Melbourne’s most appealing municipalities. Hobsons Bay offers a great mix of housing to suit any lifestyle, including the picture-perfect period homes of Williamstown, elegant townhouses of Newport and family friendly abodes of Altona, Brooklyn, Laverton, and Seabrook. Busting Williamston boasts a cool blend of café culture, dining destinations and boutiques, complemented by thriving village shops in Altona, Laverton, Newport, and Spotswood.

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Hobson Bay

A tranquil location

Nature is never far away, with parks at Truganina Swamp, Cherry Lake, the Altona Coastal Park, Jawbone Reserve, Newport Lakes and the internationally recognised Cheetham Wetlands. Hobsons Bays’ winning selection of recreation venues includes Melbourne Ballpark, Altona Lakes Golf Course, Kooringal Golf Club, Westgate Golf Club, Altona Sports Centre and the 23km coastal trail from near the Westgate bridge to Skeleton Creek. Great schools are a boon for families, including Williamstown Secondary College, Altona College, and dozens of primary schools. High-quality healthcare is within easy reach, including Williamstown Hospital and a variety of specialist medical, nursing and allied health services. Two train lines, ten stations, a well-established network of buses, and easy access to the Westgate Freeway keep Hobsons Bay residents well connected.

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City of Hobsons Bay


Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Brooklyn, Laverton, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, South Kingsville, Spotswood, Williamstown and Williamstown North.


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*Data sourced from 2021 Census.
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Area attractions​

Coastal Park
Jawbone Reserve
Newport Lakes
Cheetham Wetlands
Melbourne Ballpark
Altona Lakes Golf Course
Kooringal Golf Club
Westgate Golf Club
Altona Sports Centre
Altona Theatre

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Suburb Insights

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A reliable snapshot of the property market in Hobson Bay