Bunyip is a town in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 82 km southeast of the Melbourne City Centre. Its local government area is the Shire of Cardinia and its major road connection is via the Princes Highway. At the 2011 Census, Bunyip had a population of 2,232.
The town is named after a mythical creature, known as the Bunyip or Bunyeep, which according to legend lived in and around swampy areas. Mention of it is often found in Australian and Aboriginal mythology.