Our Region

Frankston City is the entertainment capital of Melbourne's south-east, boasting galleries, theatres, cinemas, nightlife, waterfront restaurants and hip urban bistros. 
Frankston City has long been Melbourne's favourite family playground offering the best beaches, beautiful parks, gardens and playgrounds and, of course, your entry point to the Mornington Peninsula.
Enter the Mornington Peninsula at Frankston, but don't continue down the Peninsula until you've exhausted the city's arts scene, historic homes and gardens and beachfront activities.
Make the most of Frankston's metropolitan facilities. Snap up bargains at the substantial shopping precinct and gorge on the arts at the Frankston Arts Centre and the McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery. Take in the spectacular view from atop Olivers Hill and explore our wide sandy beaches.  
If you are a visitor to our stunning region, you will acknowledge Frankston’s accessibility. A major rail link and three freeways have made us a regional centre and a municipality of exciting growth.
We are an ideal base, located 40 minutes drive (or 1 hour train ride) from Melbourne. The southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula (Portsea) is an hour’s drive (or a 1.5 hour bus trip). Want to take in Phillip Island, the Dandenong Ranges or Yarra Valley? All three regions are only an hour drive from Frankston as well. 

Frankston…where your Mornington Peninsula experience begins


Frankston Distances Map 

Sofia Frankston Waterfront Restaurant shot from outside
Sofia's Waterfront Restaurant (above); Frankston Arts Centre (below)
Frankston Arts Centre Inside