Altona is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia,
13 km south-west of Melbourne's central business
district. Its local government area is the City of
Hobsons Bay. At the 2011 census, Altona had a
population of 9,918.
Altona is a large suburb consisting of low density
residential in the south-eastern half, with mixed
industry in the north-western half. A key feature is
Altona Beach on Port Phillip, which is one of only
two swimming beaches in the western suburbs (the
other being Williamstown Beach).