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Mount Eliza

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Mount Eliza is 18,798, with a population density of 8.11 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Mount Eliza is bounded by Kackeraboite Creek and Humphries Road in the north, the Moorooduc Highway in the east, Wooralla Drive, the Mornington Tourist Railway Line, Oakbank Road and Manmangur Creek in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.

Name origin

Mount Eliza is named after Elizabeth Callaghan, the wife of John Batman.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s when the first land sales took place. In the late 1800s many holiday homes were constructed. Growth took place in the early 1900s, with many old estates subdivided. Significant development occurred during the post-war years, with rapid growth from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. The population increased gradually from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Mount Eliza is an established residential area, with a commercial area along Mount Eliza Way.

Major features

Major features of the area include Mount Eliza Regional Park, the Mount Eliza shopping area, Mornington Tourist Railway, Earimil Creek Bushland Reserve, Emil Madsen Reserve, Howard Parker Reserve, J T Smith Reserve, Jessie White Reserve, John Butler Reserve, Lorikeet Reserve, Moorooduc Quarry Flora & Fauna Reserve, Mornington Reservoir, Camp Manyung, Mount Eliza Centre, the Port Phillip Bay foreshore, several wineries/vineyards, various beaches, Melbourne Business School, The Peninsula School, Toorak College and a number of other schools.