Mount Eliza is an outer
suburb south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
It is in the Local Government Area
the Shire of Mornington
. Its postcode
Mount Eliza was named in 1836 by Captain William Hobson
after Elizabeth Callaghan, the
wife of John Batman
Prior to large scale subdivision
Mount Eliza was mainly a location for holiday homes, Mount Eliza
Post Office opening on 15 November 1920.This began to change in the
early half of the 20th century when many old estates were
subdivided. One such subdivision was Ranelagh Estate
, designed by Walter Burley Griffin
and Marion Mahony Griffin
in 1924 in
tandem with the surveyors Tuxen and Miller. 
is bordered by Kackeraboite Creek, Humphries Road, Moorooduc Highway, Wooralla Drive, the
Mornington railway line, Oakbank
Road, Manyung Creek and Port Phillip bay.
There are several beaches and bays located in Mount Eliza.
There are several creeks located in Mount Eliza.
- Ballar Creek
- Earimil Creek (formerly Dennant Creek)
- Gunyong Creek
- Kackeraboite Creek
- Manmangur Creek
- Manyung Creek
Eliza is also home to the Moorooduc
Quarry Flora and Fauna Reserve.
Mount Eliza Village
The town centre is known as Mount Eliza Village and is the main
shopping area for the suburb. It is situated at the intersection of
Canadian Bay Road and Mount Eliza Way. The village is a bustling
centre of activity and is well served by many businesses, including
all four major banks.
Two major supermarkets, Ritchies (IGA
) and Safeway
can be found along with many
There are many sporting clubs in Mount Eliza, but most notably is
the Mount Eliza Football Club competing in the Mornington Peninsula
Nepean Football League
which has produced many AFL
players including 3 in the
past 2 years.
There is also Mt Eliza Cricket
which is one of the most successful Cricket Clubs on the
Mornington Peninsula with 10 First Eleven premierships and a total
of more than 55, including the Juniors. During the 1980s the Club
was heralded as the largest cricket club in Australia with 9 Senior
teams and 8 Junior teams.
Other Sporting clubs include The Mount Eliza Bowls club, The Mount
Eliza Tennis Club and The Peninsula Old Boys Football Club who
compete in the D1 section of the VAFA.
Davey's Bay Yacht Club is located off Davey's Bay Road and provides
yacht racing for the following types of boat:. The club is
celebrating its centenary in 2009.
- International Flying Fifteen
- International Fireball
- International Laser 4.7
Schools located in Mt. Eliza;
Mount Eliza is served by two major roadways, the Nepean Highway
and Moorooduc Highway
The bus routes
pass through the main shopping strip of the suburb.
routes and pass through the area known locally as Eliza Heights,
but are mainly part of the Frankston South suburb.
All bus routes are serviced by Peninsula Passenger Service
(operated by Grenda
Association for Environmental Care
Sporting Club Websites;