About Victoria's local ports

Local ports play a vital role in local communities and support industries of importance to Victoria's economy.

Local ports along Victoria's coasts provide services to the commercial fishing industry, charter boats, and recreational fishing and boating interests.

They are also key recreation and tourist assets and contribute significantly to the regional economies.

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Local port management

Local ports are managed with the support of a funding program administered by the Department of Transport.

Local port Port manager Contact number
  • Gippsland Lakes
  • Corner Inlet and Port Albert
  • Snowy River
  • Mallacoota
  • Anderson Inlet
Gippsland Ports Committee of Management Inc (03) 5150 0500

Port Phillip and Western Port

Parks Victoria 13 19 63
Port Fairy Moyne Shire Council (03) 5568 1108
Apollo Bay Colac-Otway Shire Council (03) 5232 9400
Warrnambool Warrnambool City Council (03) 5559 4800
Port Campbell Parks Victoria 13 19 63
Lorne Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (03) 5220 5055
Barwon Heads Barwon Coast Committee of Management Inc (03) 5254 1118
Portland Bay Glenelg Shire Council (03) 5522 2140

Victoria's local ports

Map of the state of Victoria, with the location of regional local ports highlighted.

Williamstown Maritime Precinct development

We’re investing $3 million to provide undertake much-needed upgrades and add new facilities to the Williamstown Maritime Precinct.

As part of this investment, $200,000 will fund the development of a Williamstown Maritime Precinct Framework to identify potential development opportunities for the site, including improving public amenity and making the area more accessible for locals and visitors.

The framework will provide long-term benefits for both foreshore tenants located in the Williamstown Maritime Precinct and the local community, including large numbers of commercial and recreational boaters.

We recently formed a project steering committee to engage departmental, agency, council and community representatives to guide, develop and monitor the delivery of the project.

We have also appointed experienced maritime and planning consultants GHD to help deliver the framework.

Expected to be completed in early 2021, the framework will be run in conjunction with the Williamstown Wave Surge Study currently being undertaken by Parks Victoria.