Sorrento - VIC



DEG: -38.338791 144.741455
DMS: 38º 20' 19.65" S 144º 44' 29.24" E
UTM: 55 H 5754180mN 302610mE
Altitude: 27.66m


Place Type

Population - Town


61.43kms South of Melbourne
518.71kms SouthWest of Canberra
550.12kms NorthWest of Hobart
666.86kms SouthEast of Adelaide

Address & Contact

3357-3361 Point Nepean Rd
Sorrento VIC 3943
Phone: +613 5984 1478


Sorrento is a coastal town on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia. It is thought that it was named 'Sorrento' after the Italian seaside town of that name.

What is now known as Sorrento Beach is the location chosen by Lieutenant John Murray of HMS Lady Nelson when the first British force entered Port Phillip Bay in February 1802.

When the British returned In 1803 they established a convict settlement, under the command of Lieutenant Governor David Collins, at the headland of Sullivan Bay. The site became the first British settlement in mainland Australia outside of the Sydney region. The settlement grew to around 500 people but was abandoned and subsequently moved to Hobart in Tasmania.

During the Collins Settlement Sorrento saw the first magistrates' court, public hospital, postal service and government printing office to be established in the region. The area developed as a bay side residential area during the late decades of the nineteenth century to become the busy commercial, residential and tourist centre that it is today.

Sorrento is the eastern access port for the passenger and vehicular ferry service that operates across the southern end of Port Phillip Bay to Queenscliff.
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Closest Weather Station

Geelong Racecourse at 16/12:00pm EST
Distance from Sorrento 37.72km W
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Closest Climatic Station

Point Wilson
Distance from Sorrento 32.41km NW
Mean Max. °C23.323.221.618.616.013.812.913.915.917.519.421.7
Mean Min. °C16.415.914.812.410.
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