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 and Parks Authority 1300 736 533
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 $200,00 to develop a Williamstown Maritime Precinct Framework, which will be designed around the needs of those who use the foreshore to create a holistic vision for the precinct whilst remaining true to its legacy as a heritage port.

Development of the framework has already begun, with the community, industry, government agencies and local council providing input to guide future opportunities for the foreshore.

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.

The draft framework has identified a number of opportunities to unlock possible benefits for future land use and infrastructure upgrades and sets out a vision underpinned by a series of strategic directions.

Feedback on the draft framework is being sought to ensure the final framework complements the community and industry that use the area, providing a balance between the strong heritage and allocation of peaceful and active areas within the precinct.

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