Williamstown North, Victoria

Coordinates: 37°51′18″S 144°53′46″E / 37.85500°S 144.89611°E / -37.85500; 144.89611
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Williamstown North
Williamstown North is located in Melbourne
Williamstown North
Williamstown North
Coordinates37°51′18″S 144°53′46″E / 37.85500°S 144.89611°E / -37.85500; 144.89611
Population1,622 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density901/km2 (2,330/sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Area1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location11 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Hobsons Bay
State electorate(s)Williamstown
Federal division(s)Gellibrand
Suburbs around Williamstown North:
Altona North Newport Newport
Altona North Williamstown North Williamstown
Altona Williamstown Williamstown

Williamstown North is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km (6.8 mi) south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Hobsons Bay local government area. Williamstown North recorded a population of 1,622 at the 2021 census.[1]

The suburb is bounded to the north by the Warrnambool railway line, to the west by the Altona branch of the Werribee railway line, to the east by Champion Road, and to the south by Kororoit Creek Road.

Williamstown North is home to the Newport Railway Museum in Champion Road, on the south-east corner of the Newport Workshops. It is a short walk from the North Williamstown railway station. The Museum features the largest collection of Victorian Railways steam locomotives. Other exhibits include electric and diesel locomotives, suburban and country passenger carriages, guards vans, a selection of freight wagons and numerous railway artefacts.


Williamstown Cemetery was established in 1857.[2]

Williamstown North Post Office opened on 1 April 1878 and closed in 1980.[3]

See also[edit]

  • City of Williamstown – Williamstown North was previously within this former local government area.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Williamstown North (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 July 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Williamstown Cemetery". heritage.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 13 April 2021

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