Hobsons Bay City Council - History & demographics

History & demographics

Overview of Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay was created in 1994 following the amalgamation of the former Cities of Williamstown and Altona.

History of Hobsons Bay

Prior to European settlement, the Hobsons Bay area was occupied by the Yalukit Wilum clan.

The First People of Hobsons Bay

The Aboriginal people who lived in what we now know as the City of Hobsons Bay are known as the Yalukit Wilum

Neighbourhood Profiles

This series of neighbourhood profiles brings together local information, characteristics and statistics.


The Hobsons Bay Community Profile is based on the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

Heritage Street Signs

Heritage street signs providing a short history of the streets around Hobsons Bay.