The suburb of Brighton is located in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne just 11 kilometres from the city.  It is a grand bayside suburb comprising of some impressive homes both contemporary and old in architectural style.

Brighton is home to some of Melbourne’s most enviable homes – large Victorian, Edwardian and other period houses, also modernist mansions with pools and tennis courts as well as new, modern townhouses, stylish apartments and innovative modern architecture, and as such leaves itself open for a period or heritage renovations or house extensions. Duncan Thompson Extensions specialises in these areas of building expertise.

Brighton is an affluent suburb edged by a gorgeous stretch of beach, with colourful beach boxes and an excellent bike track. On the beach road, there is a popular cycling route, and there are also off-road walking/cycling tracks following the coastline. Inland you’ll find well-established public and private schools and the dual shopping strips of Bay Street and Church Street, both dense with restaurants, boutiques and cinemas.

Brighton has a loyal, established long-term community. There are many professional families raising their children, and nowadays there are also slightly younger families carrying on the tradition. Statistically, there is a significant number of residents who have lived in Brighton their whole lives and who have now retired and stayed in the area. The Real Estate Institute of Victoria classifies Brighton as a million-dollar suburb, so investing in a property that may require restoration, or renovation or even a single storey or double storey extension, perhaps an alfresco area, will see excellent return for your investment.

Suburb Profile Report for Brighton VIC (3186)



Median price $2,275,000  $907,750
Quarterly growth  1.79%   2.11%
12-month growth 15.78%   27.36%
Average Annual Growth  7.13%   5.68%

Median Sale Price for Houses in Brighton in the last 12 months:  $2.3million.

Statistics indicate 19.7% of the population comprises of older couples and families. 17.5% are established couples and families, 11.1% are elderly singles; 10.9% are maturing, and independent folk; 10.7% are elderly couples; 10.5% are older independent people; 8.4% are independent youth; 7.8% are maturing couples and families, and 2.0% are elderly families.

Brighton houses some of the wealthiest citizens in Melbourne with grand homes and the development of large residential blocks of land.

Dendy Street Beach, which is just south of Middle Brighton, features 82 colourful bathing boxes which are one of the tourist icons of Melbourne. The boxes share a uniformity of size and build. A Planning Scheme Heritage Overlay on the boxes by the Bayside City Council restricts alterations, renovations and extensions, and all retain their Victorian architecture, such as timber frames, weatherboard sidings, and corrugated iron rooves, without amenities such electricity or running water. The bathing boxes may only be purchased by residents paying local council rates.

Between Middle Brighton Beach and Sandown, St Beach is the historic Middle Brighton Municipal Baths, Royal Brighton Yacht Club and the Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater. North Road in Brighton features many old churches and residences. The Sandringham train line services North Brighton.

Duncan Thompson Extensions has experience and expertise in working with period homes in many old established suburbs such as Brighton, Camberwell, Hawthorn and Surrey Hills. Our extensive knowledge associated with the planning and permitting requirements regarding heritage and period homes gives us the extra expertise required by clients when thinking about buying and or renovating or doing an extension in suburbs such as Brighton. Call one of our consultants today 03 9836 8655.