Bangholme, Victoria

Coordinates: 38°02′56″S 145°09′58″E / 38.049°S 145.166°E / -38.049; 145.166
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Bicycle and pedestrian bridge crossing Eummemmering Creek in Bangholme
Map of City of Greater Dandenong showing Bangholme
Coordinates38°02′56″S 145°09′58″E / 38.049°S 145.166°E / -38.049; 145.166
Population749 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Area30 km2 (11.6 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Greater Dandenong
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Isaacs
Suburbs around Bangholme:
Braeside Keysborough Dandenong South
Chelsea Heights Bangholme Lyndhurst
Patterson Lakes Carrum Downs Sandhurst

Bangholme is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 31 km (19 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Greater Dandenong local government area. Bangholme recorded a population of 749 at the 2021 census.[1]

Located adjacent to the urban area, the area is semi-rural and is part of Melbourne's South East Green Wedge, with a significant part of the land used by the Melbourne Water Eastern Sewage Treatment Plant,[2] and the remainder being mostly small land holdings, with some used for horse acreage.

The EastLink tollway passes through the area.

Willow Lodge Village, a mobile home development, is located on Frankston-Dandenong Road.


Bangholme Post Office opened on 15 June 1925, and closed in 1943.[3]


Bangholme has a SEIFA score of 744, indicating a high level of disadvantage — it is in the bottom percentile nationally and has the lowest score of any Melbourne suburb.[4]


The National Water Sports Centre is located in Bangholme adjacent to the Patterson River.[5] Originally the watersports centre was created for the 1996 Melbourne Olympics, which was lost to Atlanta.[6] Since then the Watersports centre has had no major updates besides the water park that operates on the same land.

Golfers play at the course of the Eastern Sward Golf Club on Thompson Road, Bangholme.[7]

Horse riding lessons are conducted at BlinkBonnie Equestrian Centre on Pillars Road.

Horse agistment (paddocks for hire) is also available at various properties on and near Pillars Road.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Bangholme (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 July 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Melbourne Water : Sewerage : Eastern Treatment Plant". Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2008.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 1 April 2021
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 March 2009). "2033.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia - Data only, 2006". Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Sport & Recreation Victoria". Archived from the original on 26 July 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2008.
  6. ^ Heath, Sally (24 February 2006). "The 1996 Olympic bid and the bitterness that still won't go away". The Age.
  7. ^ Golf Select, Eastern Sward, retrieved 11 May 2009

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