Daveys Bay

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Daveys Bay
Daveys Bay Victoria.jpg
Daveys Bay jetty with Olivers Hill and Frankston in the background.
Daveys Bay is located in Victoria
Daveys Bay
Daveys Bay
Location in Victoria
Location Victoria
Coordinates 38°09′53″S 145°05′41″E / 38.16472°S 145.09472°E / -38.16472; 145.09472Coordinates: 38°09′53″S 145°05′41″E / 38.16472°S 145.09472°E / -38.16472; 145.09472[1]
Primary outflows Port Phillip
Basin countries Australia
Frozen never
Settlements Mount Eliza

The Daveys Bay is a small shallow bay of Port Phillip, located in Victoria, Australia. It is one of several small bays adjoining the small town of Mount Eliza and is the closest region of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula to Melbourne.

Daveys Bay is named after James Davey who built a jetty at the western end of the bay in the 1840s. Davey used the jetty to load his ketch with produce destined for the Melbourne markets.[2] Davey's Bay Yacht Club, founded in 1909, is located at the jetty.[3]

The north-eastern shoreline of Daveys Bay features an exposure of the Manyung Fault, part of the main Selwyn Fault system.[4]


  1. ^ "Daveys Bay (VIC)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "The Southern Cliffs and Hills". City of Frankston Heritage Study. Frankston City Council. 1995. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Davey's Bay Yacht Club". Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  4. ^ "Daveys Bay - Manyung Fault". Victorian Resources Online: Port Phillip & Westernport. The State of Victoria. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 

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