Quiet and leafy, the suburb of Seddon is a small residential pocket just seven kilometres west of Melbourne’s city centre that has undergone significant gentrification over the past 10 years.


Suburb Overview


Seddon was earlier known as Belgravia, receiving its new name in 1906 after Richard Seddon, the New Zealand Prime Minister from 1893 to 1906, resided there before moving to Bendigo and later to New Zealand. The Belgravia Hotel, at 236 Nicholson Street in Footscray still carries Seddon's original name.


Seddon’s Local Government Area is the City of Maribyrnong with neighboring suburbs including Yarraville and Footscray. The land area of Seddon totals just one square kilometre with a population of around 4500. Most of the local residents are working professionals who live in a family unit.


Property types incorporate a high percentage of free standing, single fronted cottages of the Victorian or Edwardian eras and a smaller number of new and old apartments and townhouses. The median house price in Seddon has risen significantly over the past five to ten years. In December 2011 the median was $653,500, almost 12% above the overall city median.


The local neighborhood has also experienced rapid gentrification over the last decade, with many blue collar residents being replaced by families from higher socio-economic backgrounds. As a result a delicious food culture has emerged with Seddon playing host to some of the most frequented cafes and restaurants in the western suburbs of Melbourne.


The Seddon Cricket Club has its home ground in Yarraville Gardens. Seddon also shares its Australian Rules football team, Yarraville-Seddon, with neighbouring Yarraville. The team competes in the Western Region Football League.


Seddons postcode is the same as Footscrays – 3011, however local residents are proud of their separate suburb name and the locale looks set to continue to prosper over coming years.




There are no schools in the suburb of Seddon, but nearby schools include:


Footscray Primary

Kingsville Primary

Yarraville West Primary

Maribyrnong Secondary College
Footscray City Primary School


Eating Out

Luca Haus

Where: 86A Charles Street, Seddon
Contact: 9687 0039
Open: Mon - Fri, 8am-5.30pm. Weekends, 8-3pm
Licensed: Yes

When chef Lulu first moved to Seddon, she saw a gap in the local Charles St shopping strip for a good coffee shop and providore.  Together with business partner Micka, she has created Luca Haus – a friendly, relaxed café with a great selection of fresh, home made deli treats and providore products.

Using only the freshest ingredients (organic where possible) Lulu and her team create a range of savoury and sweet morsels on site, fresh every day. Regulars come back time and time again for the Veggie Breakfast, slow cooked beans or the Brioche French toast with Canadian maple syrup.

And let’s not forget the coffee, lovingly prepared by Baristas Micka and Cooley. “It’s all about the pour,” says Lulu. “And the crema.”  Such is their reputation for good coffee that Luca Haus recently featured in the Melbourne Coffee Army’s top 100 coffees.
The courtyard at the rear is sheltered by big market umbrellas and the emphasis is on relaxing while enjoying a coffee or breakfast/brunch treat.

Don’t have time to dine in? Why not pick something up from the deli or sweets cabinet for a picnic? Pastries, frittatas, paninis and sandwiches all beckon as do the French vanilla slice, flourless chocolate and raspberry cake or passionfruit cheesecake.

Luca Haus is a Seddon treasure to be savoured!

  • Luca Haus
  • Luca Haus


Carols by candlelight - Newport

DATE: Saturday 16th December from 7:00 - 9:00pm


Join Newport Fiddle Folk Club with Carols being held at The Substation, Market Street Newport.

  • Carols by candlelight - Newport

New Year's Eve 2018 - Footscray Park

DATE: Sunday 31st December from 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Footscray Park is the place to be for New Year's Eve 2018 with a fantastic line-up of stage entertainment, magnificent fireworks, carnival rides & games and a delicious offering of food trucks to ring in the new year.

The event runs 6.30-10.30pm, with fireworks at 9.30pm.

All the excitement without the late night!

This FREE event is for the whole family, but for their own safety, please leave your dog at home.

This is a no-alcohol event. There is no parking on-site. We encourage patrons to catch public transport to central Footscray for an easy 10 minute walk to the event site.

  • New Year's Eve 2018 - Footscray Park

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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