Sandringham is an affluent beachside suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located 16 km (10 mi) southeast of Melbourne's central business district.
- Area:3.698 km2
- Elevation:36 m
- Local Government Area:Bayside City Council
Sandringham is an affluent beachside suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located 16 km (10 mi) southeast of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Bayside and its federal division is the Division of Goldstein. At the 2016 Census, Sandringham had a population of 10,241.
Sandringham formed part of the early estates in the parish of Moorabbin purchased by Josiah Holloway in 1852. Named Gipsy Village, lots were sold between 1852 and 1854 notwithstanding little settlement taking place at the time. Bluff Town Post Office opened on 1 April 1868, closed in 1871, reopened in 1873 and was renamed Sandringham in 1887.
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Sandringham is one of Melbourne's bayside suburbs, located beside Port Phillip at the end of the Sandringham railway line. Sandringham is a popular location for beachgoers, sightseers, walkers, picnickers, photographers, cyclists and shoppers. It has a quaint village atmosphere with a number of cafes, coffee shops and restaurants (Greek, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese), take-away food outlets, gourmet food outlets, clothing stores, boutique homewares, hairdressers, professional offices, multi-story apartments, real estate agents, bakeries, a modern bookshop, a news agency, Coles supermarket, a health food store, a chemist, an award-winning library, a historical society, a large modern police station, a medical centre, a Life Saving club, a hardware store, a wine store, a bank, a large modern hotel (The Sandy) with a balcony overlooking the bay, an English pub with live music(Hobsons), the iconic Guitars Plus music store (est. 1982), a bike track and a coastal walking track.
To and from the Melbourne CBD, it takes 27 minutes to reach Sandringham by train. Buses travel between the Sandringham railway station and St Kilda, Westfield Southland, Chadstone shopping centre and other places.
The Sandringham Yacht Club is host to a number of Sydney to Hobart yacht race winners.
The main streets are home to some elegant old buildings, including the railway station.
In the 2011 census the most common ancestries in Sandringham were English 29.3%, Australian 25.8%, Irish 9.7%, Scottish 9.3% and German 3.1%.
Sandringham is home to C Company of the Australian Army Reserve unit, 5th/6th Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment.
Sandringham was home to one of the last Video rental stores which closed down in 2019.