About the Shire of Mornington Peninsula
Described as Melbourne’s “playground”, Shire of Mornington Peninsula is just an hour’s travel from
the city. A popular recreation destination, the peninsula resembles the shape of a boot and separates
Western Port and Port Philip. The coastal area pans a distance of 190 kilometres with the total area
being 720 square kilometres. According to 2016 census, the population in the Peninsula was 157,041.
World renowned wine producers and fresh produce make the Peninsula a popular retreat for tourists as
well as locals. Point Nepean National Park, Arthurs Seat State Park, and Mornington Peninsula
National Park are some of the attractions for tourists and locals alike. Retail trade provides the highest
number of employments in the region with manufacturing accounting for a majority of exports.
The gross regional product for the Peninsula in 2016 was $6,352.251 million while the per capita GRP
was $43,927. With orchards, rolling hills, and historic monuments, the Peninsula is a tourist’s delight.
Chardonnay, Red Hill, and Shoreham are the varieties that are a hallmark of the Peninsula. Hot springs,
golf courses, and beach holidays truly characterise the Peninsula. Mini buses, trains, and ferries are all
transport options in this beautiful holiday location. Dial a bus service for disabled and senior citizens
make it a convenient place for all age groups to live in.