Whilst Newport may not be as well recognised as some of its neighboring suburbs (namely Williamstown), the locale is still one of Melbourne’s current real estate hot spots.


Suburb Overview


Population: 11,244
Postcode: 3015
Location: 7.5km west of Melbourne
State electorate: Williamstown
Nearest train station: Newport
Positioned just seven kilometres west of Melbourne’s CBD, Newport features an abundance of its own recreation facilities and community services. The area also combines a diverse mix of ethnic, social and economic backgrounds further increasing its appeal to a wide base of Melbournians.

Newport is incorporated into the Local Government Area of the City of Hobsons Bay. In the past, Newport was a heavily industrial zone giving rise to numerous factories and warehouses. The Newport Power Station is still a feature of the suburb today, the chimney of which remains one of the tallest towers in Melbourne at 183 metres.

The residential streets of Newport host a combination of various housing types typical from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Older style worker’s cottages are popular for first home buyers and investors, with larger renovated period homes and new town houses more popular with families and working couples.

The median house price in December 2011 in Newport was $640,000. This has significantly increased over the last five to ten years as people identify the convenience of Newport’s location and the suburbs abundance of local infrastructure and amenities. In 2006 the median house price was $450,000.

Other significant features in the area include the Newport Lakes Park and the 'Substation' Community Arts centre. The centre provides a hub for local live music performances, art exhibitions, community events and the monthly artists market. Locals and visitors to Newport can also enjoy fishing, bike-riding, skate-boarding, kayaking and boating

Eating Out

Odd Spot

Where: 302 Melbourne Road, Newport, Victoria
Contact: (03) 9399 2241
Open: Mon-Sun 8am-4pm
Licensed: Yes
Owner and chef Sarah Pope had been serving up steaming hot coffee and home-made breakfasts and lunches at the Odd Sport for six years. She knows most of clientele by name – they’re all local residents and shop owners who make up the “regulars” at this friendly, relaxed café.

Sarah specialises in home made food. Everything, including the sauces, chutneys and mayonnaises are created in the Odd Sport kitchen. The result is a menu of delicious items that will tempt even the most fastidious customer.

There are more than 10 items on the “all day” breakfast menu including favourites such as the Breakfast Burrito, the Vegie Brekkie and a range of toasties using Turkish bread.

The Odd Spot has a warm, inviting atmosphere and customers are looked after by friendly staff. Whether you are after a coffee and muffin while reading the paper or breakfast with the lot, Odd Spot is likely to hit the spot!
  • Odd Spot



Getting Around


Train lines: Williamstown and Werribee lines
Tram services: Number 82
Bus services: 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232
Public transport options are plentiful for local commuters living in Melbourne’s inner west. Buses, trams and trains all offer regular services during peak and off peak travel periods.

The two commuter train lines operating through the area are the Williamstown and Werribee lines. Travel time is only 20 minutes from Williamstown to the CBD. The larger stations along the line, often referred to as premium stations, include Williamstown, Footscray, Newport and North Melbourne. Each of these stations is fully staffed from first train to last every day. Other smaller stops incorporate North Williamstown, Newport, Spotswood, Seddon and South Kensington.

Bus services to, from and within the inner west are also extensive. The 223 bus, for example, departs from the terminus at Highpoint Shopping Centre and runs across to Footscray Railway Station. From there it continues via Irving Street, Nicholson Street, Buckley Street, Victoria Street, Charles Street and Williamstown Road to the terminus near Somerville Road in Yarraville. Route 223 is a premium service, featuring frequent service and extended operating hours.

There are also other comprehensive bus services running from Williamstown to Moonee Ponds, Newport to Yarraville and Yarraville to Highpoint, to name just a few. The nightrider bus service operates to the west running from the city via Spotswood, Newport, Altona and Point Cook before terminating in Werribee. The nightrider service operates late into the night on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tram coverage is more limited in the inner west. The number 82 tram operates from Monee Ponds to Footscray taking in the Footscray Market and the Footscray Mall.

For timetables and further information regarding public transport in Melbourne’s inner west, check out the Metlink’s website.

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