|Population||10,926 (2021 census)|
|• Density||3,120/km2 (8,090/sq mi)|
|Area||3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|Location||16 km (10 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Bayside|
Sandringham is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km (10 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Bayside local government area. Sandringham recorded a population of 10,926 at the 2021 census.
Sandringham formed part of the early estates in the parish of Moorabbin purchased by Josiah Holloway in 1852. Named Gipsy Village, lots were sold between 1852 and 1854 notwithstanding little settlement taking place at the time.Bluff Town Post Office opened on 1 April 1868, closed in 1871, reopened in 1873 and was renamed Sandringham in 1887.
Sandringham is one of Melbourne's bayside suburbs, located beside Port Phillip at the end of the Sandringham railway line. Sandringham is a popular location for beachgoers, sightseers, walkers, picnickers, photographers, cyclists and shoppers. It has a quaint village atmosphere with a number of cafes, coffee shops and restaurants (Greek, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese), take-away food outlets, gourmet food outlets, clothing stores, boutique homewares, hairdressers, professional offices, multi-story apartments, real estate agents, bakeries, a modern bookshop, a news agency, Coles supermarket, a health food store, a chemist, an award-winning library,a historical society, a large modern police station, a medical centre, a Life Saving club, a hardware store, a wine store, a bank, a large modern hotel (The Sandy) with a balcony overlooking the bay, an English pub with live music(Hobsons), the iconic Guitars Plus music store (est. 1982), a bike track and a coastal walking track.
To and from the Melbourne CBD, it takes 27 minutes to reach Sandringham by train. Buses travel between the Sandringham railway station and St Kilda, Westfield Southland, Chadstone shopping centre and other places.
The Sandringham Yacht Club is host to a number of Sydney to Hobart yacht race winners.
The main streets are home to some elegant old buildings, including the railway station.
In the 2011 census the most common ancestries in Sandringham were English 29.3%, Australian 25.8%, Irish 9.7%, Scottish 9.3% and German 3.1%.
Sandringham is home to C Company of the Australian Army Reserve unit, 5th/6th Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment.
Sandringham was home to one of the last video rental stores which closed down in 2019.
The suburb is located within the federal division of Goldstein.
Sandringham Primary School, that opened in 1855, is one of the oldest schools in Victoria. Sandringham Primary partially burned down on in the early morning of 1 February 2020.
Sandringham College - a State secondary college - has two campuses in east Sandringham,one on Bluff Road (Years 7–9) and one on Holloway Road (Years 10–12).
Private schools in the area include Firbank Girls' Grammar School junior school (known as Sandringham House) and Sacred Heart Parish Catholic School. Another school in the area is Sandringham East Primary, which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2011. The Melbourne International School of Japanese, a part-time Japanese education programme, once held its classes at Sandringham East Primary.
The Sandringham Football Club, known as the Zebras, of the Victorian Football League, has had a number of players go on to play in the AFL, including Trevor Barker, Ian Cooper, radio personality Rex Hunt, Andrew Krakouer, Paul Dimattina, Matthew Warnock, Ted Richards and Tom Langdon. Its games record holder is Nick Sautner (202 games, 621 goals).The club's home ground is the Trevor Barker oval on Beach Road (opposite the end of Bridge Road).
Based at the RG Chisholm Reserve, Duncan Street, the East Sandringham Boys Cricket Club features in suburban competitions throughout the cricket season.The club has developed cricketers particularly at a junior level, notably Shane Warne who has on occasion returned to play for his junior club. The R G Chisholm Reserve (known locally as the Duncan Street Oval) is also home to the East Sandringham Junior Football Club, which produced future Brownlow Medallists Chris Judd and Jobe Watson.
The city also hosts the Sandringham Soccer Club, which features both a men's and a women's team.
The city also hosts the Sandringham Amateur Athletic Club which was founded at a meeting held on 8 April 1930. The first recorded event was an 880 yards handicap at the Beach Oval (now Sandringham Football Ground).
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