Brighton is located in the south east of Melbourne, approxmatly 11 km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. Its local government area is the City of Bayside.
Brighton had a population of 21,257 (2011 Census)
With almost 6 kilometres of coastline within Brighton’s suburban boundary, Brighton is one of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs.
The most famous spot on Brighton’s coastline is the Dendy Street Beach. The colorful bathing boxes which line this stretch of coast are a well-known Melbourne icon and reflect a bygone era where swimmers and visitors to the beach had private changing and storage facilities.
Surrounding suburbs: Hampton, Elwood, Elsternwick & Moorabbin.