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- Visitors are advised to avoid contact with water and sediments within Stony Creek Backwash and Stony Creek following a pollution event in August 2018. Please walk on designated paths and boardwalks when visiting Stony Creek Backwash. For more information, call the Williamstown office on (03) 8427 2139. at Stony Creek Backwash, Friday 2 November, 2018
- Works to repair Kerferd Road Pier are due to commence on 30 October 2018 and are expected to be completed by May 2019. The pier is a popular spot for recreational boating, fishing and sightseeing. These works will ensure the local heritage and character of the pier are preserved as an important feature on the Albert Park Foreshore for years to come. at Kerferd Road and Lagoon Piers, Monday 29 October, 2018
- Mariners are advised of reduced channel depth at the entrance to Werribee River. Shallowing has occurred along the Werribee River entrance navigation channel at approximate location: 37˚58.629’S, 144˚41.588’E (WGS84). See the latest Monitoring Survey (PDF) and Notice to Mariners No. 287(T) - 2018 (PDF) at Werribee South Jetty, Monday 8 October, 2018
- Due to the recent Footscray factory fire, Stony Creek Backwash is closed to the public until further notice. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and Melbourne Water are warning people to avoid coming in contact with water from Stony Creek. Find out more. at Stony Creek Backwash, Friday 31 August, 2018
- Seaford Pier is closed from 21 August 2018 due to the commencement of construction works to repair and reopen the Seaford Pier. The works are anticipated to be completed by the end of 2018 in time for the peak Summer season. For more information visit Plans and projects. Alternative piers to fish or visit within close proximity include the Frankston Pier and Mordialloc Pier. at Seaford Pier, Wednesday 22 August, 2018
- Access to the Stony Creek Backwash is restricted until late December 2018, including closures to pedestrian tracks and the boardwalk, due to Melbourne Water works on the North Yarra Deviation Sewer Relining project. For more information, please call the Williamstown office on (03) 8427 2139. at Stony Creek Backwash, Tuesday 17 July, 2018
- A section of the Mornington Pier is closed for public safety until further notice due to storm damage. The majority of the pier remains accessible to visitors, including the lower landing. at Mornington Pier and Jetty, Monday 16 April, 2018
- There are currently no moorings available. at Werribee Mooring Area, Wednesday 4 April, 2018
- Due to storm damage the water under and around the pier is closed to diving and swimming. Following minor works to the jetty structure the upper deck and low landing of the pier are now open allowing for pedestrian and fishing access. Parks Victoria is continuing to progress the planning for future storm recovery works associated with the pier wave screens. at Mornington Pier and Jetty, Thursday 2 November, 2017
Covering 1,930 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.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
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