Phillip Island

  • State

  • Region Size

    999.56 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • Largest Regional City

  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

  • Region is known for

    Penguins on an island paradise
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Map of Towns in Phillip Island

Discover Phillip Island

With a population of just over 40,000, Phillip Island is an island paradise. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing just 350 metres from your doorstep, ready for a day of fishing adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or simply keen to cast a line, Phillip Island offers an array of fishing spots where you can catch flathead, snapper, whiting, garfish, salmon, shark, and even squid. Embrace the outdoor lifestyle, breathe in the fresh sea air, and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of Phillip Island.


People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Phillip Island by understanding the people who live there.

  • 40,585

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 51

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 22,572

    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)

  • 465

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 6,186

    Persons born overseas (no.)

Phillip Island Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Phillip Island form an important part of the community.

  • 3,561

    Total number of businesses


A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in Phillip Island to assist in your decision-making.

  • 25,068

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 625

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 3,561

    Total number of businesses


Discover the household make-up of those already living in Phillip Island to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 18,112

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.2

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 774

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 1,500

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 300

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


Have confidence that Phillip Island has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 1

    Number of Hospitals

Moving to Phillip Island


Unique experiences

Phillip Island offers a wealth of unique attractions. Take a leisurely stroll along the spectacular cliff-top boardwalks at The Nobbies, with breathtaking views of Cape Woolamai. Indulge in the thrill of surfing at Victoria’s first National Surfing Reserve, with surf spots catering to all abilities. Phillip Island is also home to two cool-climate wineries – savour exquisite reds and whites at Phillip Island Winery, complemented by a boutique shop offering fresh local produce, or explore Purple Hen Wines, renowned for its exceptional pinot noir and shiraz. And don’t forget the incredible wildlife encounters – observe adorable koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre and embark on unforgettable wildlife cruises, encountering seals, dolphins, whales, and watch the little penguins returning to shore after a day of fishing.

Living in Phillip Island


Than a fishing paradise

Phillip Island boasts an array of housing options, job opportunities, and schools, making it an ideal place to live and work. With Melbourne a mere two-hour drive away, you can enjoy the perfect balance of laid-back island living and the convenience of a nearby city. Experience the strong community vibe that brings together people of all ages, from retirees seeking a peaceful retreat to families searching for an affordable coastal haven away from the more bustling Mornington Peninsula. With excellent schools like Phillip Island Village School, Newhaven College, and Cowes Masonic Centre, you’ll also find a nurturing environment for your children’s education.

Towns of Phillip Island

From bustling Cowes, the vibrant heart of the island, to the tranquil coastal retreats of Newhaven, Ventnor, Cape Woolamai, and the charming fishing village of Rhyll you’ll discover the perfect place to call home on Phillip Island.

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