Williamstown is located in the west of Melbourne, the local government area of the City of Hobsons Bay. At the 2011 census, Williamstown had a population of 13,203.
Williamstown is 10km North West Of Melbourne CBD.
The Williamstown neighbourhood is predominantly residential and has some small pockets of light industrial areas. Large parts of the neighbourhood are covered by heritage controls and the neighbourhood has many examples of significant buildings from the 1800s.
The coastline is a dominant aspect of the Williamstown neighbourhood. Shipping construction and boating activities are also features and the area’s maritime history remains clearly evident.