Aerial photo of Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 44 km (27 miles) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Beaconsfield recorded a population of 6,714 at the 2016 Census.[1]

The suburb has its own railway station.


The area was named after Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Beaconsfield).[2]

Beaconsfield Post Office opened on 7 October 1878 and the original weatherboard building still stands. Beaconsfield Railway Station Post Office opened on 1 January 1883. In 1891 Beaconsfield was renamed Beaconsfield Upper and around 1902 Beaconsfield Railway Station was renamed Beaconsfield.[3]


The suburb has some small shopping centres such as "Beaconsfield Shopping Plaza" with shops such as an Aldi, Woolworths, bakery, post office, chemist, many cafés and fish and chips shop and the nearby "Beaconsfield Hub". Schools include Beaconsfield Primary, and St Francis Xavier College (Beaconsfield Campus). There are many cafés, restaurants and hairdressers around the commercial shopping area. The Beaconsfield CFA (Country Fire Authority) has their fire station in Woods Street, which was built in 2016 as a replacement for an older building also previously on Woods Street.


The town has an Australian Rules football club and a netball club that compete in the South East Football Netball League, which was where football stars Brendan Fevola, Chris Newman, Tim Barker and Austinn Jones formerly played.

There is also a cricket club and a tennis club.

Notable people from Beaconsfield

See also


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Beaconsfield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 16 September 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Beaumont, Early Days of Berwick 1979 p.112
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008

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