Melbourne/Brighton and Caulfield

Brighton and Caulfield are two major suburbs of Melbourne in the city's inner south-east. This guide covers the local city councils of Bayside and Glen Eira, which Brighton and Caulfield fall in respectively, along with the eastern reaches of the City of Stonnington. The area is located about 10 km south-east of Melbourne's City Centre, and stretches from the beach-lined coast of Port Phillip Bay in the west to the built up landscape of houses, universities and shopping centres in the west.

Brighton is a popular beach suburb amongst both Melburnians and tourists alike. During the Summer, finding somewhere to lay down your towel on the beach can be a difficult task, as thousands flock the suburb on hot days. In addition, Brighton Beach is known for its famous, brightly-coloured bathing boxes which line the beach for hundreds of metres.

Caulfield is the home of the sprawling Caulfield Racecourse, site of dozens of horse-racing events throughout the year, in addition to a campus of Monash University, one of the major tertiary institutions in Melbourne. Chadstone in the area's north-east is the site of one of the largest shopping centres in the Southern Hemisphere, and countless major brands and fashion labels.


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