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Artists impression of Portarlington Pier

Artists impression of Portarlington Pier

1 month ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Portarlington Pier Renewal

Piling rig making light work of driving the piles

2 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier Reconstruction and Wave Protection Works

Special long trucks used to ferry the piles to the pier site

Special long trucks used to ferry the piles to the pier site

2 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier Reconstruction and Wave Protection Works

Degraded timber deck removed

4 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier Reconstruction and Wave Protection Works

Cranes on floating barges

4 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier Reconstruction and Wave Protection Works

Outer section pier demolish

4 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier Reconstruction and Wave Protection Works

Beach South of Frankston Pier

5 months ago from Elizabeth GleesonParks Victoria

Location: Frankston Pier

December 2013, Mordialloc Pier

5 months ago from Elizabeth GleesonParks Victoria

Location: Mordialloc Pier

South Channel Pile Light

6 months ago from Jaci LeesParks Victoria

Location: Port Phillip

Australian Pied Cormorant

9 months ago from Simon Cox

Location: Dromana Pier

Arthurs Seat From Dromana Pier

9 months ago from Simon Cox

Location: Dromana Pier

Mornington Pier easterly aspect

easterly aspect - artists impression

11 months ago from Matt Tyler

Location: Mornington Pier Reconstruction and Wave Protection Works

Mornington Pier outer section

outer section - artists impression

11 months ago from Matt Tyler

Location: Mornington Pier Reconstruction and Wave Protection Works

Kerford Road Pier

1 year ago from John Torcasio

Location: Kerford Road and Lagoon Piers

st kilda pier harbour

1 year ago from John Torcasio

Location: St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

Point Lonsdale Jetty

1 year ago from John Torcasio

Location: Point Lonsdale Jetty

Seaford Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Seaford Pier

Mordialloc Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mordialloc Pier

Mordialloc Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mordialloc Pier

Sandringham Jetty, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sandringham Jetty and Breakwater

Sandringham Jetty, January 2013 (Photo:Elizabeth Gleeson)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sandringham Jetty and Breakwater

Frankston Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Frankston Pier

Brighton Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater

Brighton Pier, January 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater

Blakc Rock Jetty, February 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Black Rock Jetty

Black Rock Jetty , February 2013 (Photo: Elizabeth Gleeson)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Black Rock Jetty

The view of Mornington Pier from near the Esplanade, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier and Jetty

Mornington Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier and Jetty

Dromana Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Dromana Pier

Dromana Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Dromana Pier

The Pylons of Rye Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Biscuit Star underneath Rye Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Seahorse hanging on underneath Rye Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Rye Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

An early morning on Sorrento Pier, February 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sorrento Pier

Sorrento Pier and its Historic Shed, January 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sorrento Pier

Sorrento Pier, January 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Sorrento Pier

Portsea Pier, January 2013 (Photo: James Cordwell)

1 year ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Portsea Pier

Dromana Pier

1 year ago from Jarred ParsonsParks Victoria

Location: Dromana Pier

Kerford Road Pier

2 years ago from Debashis Talukdar

Location: Kerford Road and Lagoon Piers

Point Lonsdale Pier and Lighthouse

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Point Lonsdale Pier

Point Lonsdale Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Point Lonsdale Pier

St Kilda Pier kiosk

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

Sorrento Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Sorrento Pier

Rye Pier sunset

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Rye Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Rosebud Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Rosebud Pier

Fishing from Mornington Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Mornington Pier and Jetty

Portsea Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Portsea Pier

Snorkelling under Portsea Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Portsea Pier

Mordialloc Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Mordialloc Pier

Kerford Road Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Kerford Road and Lagoon Piers

Looking in from Kerford Road Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Kerford Road and Lagoon Piers

Frankston Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Frankston Pier

Fishing from Frankston Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Frankston Pier

Dromana Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Dromana Pier

Seaford @ Sunset

2 years ago from Anthony SoleParks Victoria

Location: Seaford Pier

Summer sunset

2 years ago from Nick JansenParks Victoria

Location: Seaford Pier

St Kilda Pier

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

View of the city

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

Annual Spider Crab migrat...

1 month ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Rye Pier

Mornington Pier demolitio...

3 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Plans and projects

Add change of condition

Change of conditions

  • The Portarlington pier is undergoing a major renewal with a $3 million upgrade due to commence later in 2014. For more information about the pier please visit the project page. at Portarlington Pier
    Wednesday 2 July, 2014 |
  • Mariners are advised to navigate at a safe speed and use caution due to missing navigation aids and possible submerged debris primarily in the east and north of Port Phillip following recent storms. Check the Notices to Mariners page for details of known hazards. at Port Phillip
    Wednesday 25 June, 2014 |
  • Middle Brighton Pier is closed for public safety due to storm damage. at Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater
    Wednesday 25 June, 2014 |
  • Black Rock Jetty is closed for public safety due to storm damage. at Black Rock Jetty
    Wednesday 25 June, 2014 |
  • Mordialloc Pier and approach is closed for public safety due to storm damage. at Mordialloc Pier
    Wednesday 25 June, 2014 |
  • The interactive maps on this website currently display old boating and swimming zone boundaries. Visit the boating and swimming zones page for latest information. at Port Phillip
    Friday 21 March, 2014 |
  • The outer section of Mornington Pier is currently closed to protect public and contractor safety during major upgrade works. Click on Plans and projects to find out more about the pier upgrade project. at Mornington Pier and Jetty
    Friday 7 March, 2014 |
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Surfing
Swimming
Water skiing
Yachting/Sailing

Covering 1,950 square kilometres, Port Phillip is the entrance to Australia's busiest port and is one of Victoria's most popular recreational destinations. Although Port Phillip is commonly referred to as ‘the Bay’ or ‘Port Phillip Bay’, Port Phillip is actually not a bay at all. It’s a local port area that is actually made up of over 16 bays. 

Every year millions of people enjoy its vast coastline, world-class swimming beaches and coastal parks. An entirely different perspective however is available to those who explore Port Phillip by boat. Island, shipwrecks and marine reserves dot Port Phillip, while scuba diving and fishing reveal the colourful diversity of Port Phillip's marine life.

Over 3.2 million people live around its shore, making Port Phillip Australia's most densely populated catchment. Port Phillip is a large expanse of water that is surprisingly shallow in many places. Nearly half of Port Phillip is less than 8 metres deep. Its greatest depth is 24 metres.

Studies show that Port Phillip is a dynamic and self sustaining ecosystem which is healthier and cleaner than comparable bays near large cities. The shallowness of the water aids aeration and the many marine plants and organisms keep Port Phillip in good condition.

A new recreational boating guide for Port Philip has been developed. You can download the Port Phillip Recreational Boating Guide map or call 13 1963 to ask for a free copy.

 

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Facilities Summary

  • Lodge
  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Playground
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark
  • Sealed carpark
  • Mooring area

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