The region that is the City of Port Phillip has a long history and a rich heritage, which starts with the First People of the Yalukit Wilum and the Kulin Nation, who have lived here for over 50,000 years. Since European settlers started to arrive in the mid 1830s the area has changed dramatically in appearance and character.
The City of Port Phillip was formed in 1994 under the municipal restructure by the then Jeff Kennett Liberal government. European settlement in each of these cities dates from the mid 19th century. Grand architecture and worker’s cottages, community organisations, arts organisations and cultural sites together with sporting groups and grounds are still present today.
The City of Port Phillip is bounded by White Reserve and Todd Road to the west, the West Gate Freeway, Kings Way and Dorcas Street to the north, St Kilda Road, High Street, Punt Road, Queens Way, Dandenong Road, Orrong Road, Inkerman Street, Hotham Street, Glen Huntly Road, St Kilda Street and Head Street generally to the east and the foreshore of Port Phillip to the south.
The Suburbs of Port phillip cover suburbs such as : Albert Park Balaclava, Elwood, Middle Park, Port Melbourn,e Ripponlea, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, Southbank, South Melbourne, South Wharf and Windsor.
Not forgetting – Beacon Cove, Garden City (Localities within Port Melbourne)
Being on Port Phillip Bay, the Council of Port Phillip have a number of very notable festivals these include
- St Kilda Festival.
- St Kilda Film Festival
- Gay Pride March
- St Kilda Writers Festival
- Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix (Albert Park Reserve
By 2010 the City of Port Phillip had an estimated population of over 97,000.