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Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Rye Pier (Local Port of Port Phillip, Rye Pier)

    As part of the pier redevelopment project, Rye Pier is temporarily closed to visitors

    We will seek to minimise impacts and inconveniences where possible and appreciate your patience as we deliver this critical and exciting project, however, people should be prepared for a disruption period of about six months from March 2022 until late Winter/early Spring 2022. 
    Alternative berthing, angling and pier walking opportunities will be available at nearby piers such as Rosebud, Dromana, Sorrento and Portsea.

  • Workshops Site (Local Port of Port Phillip, Williamstown Workshop, Piers & Stony Creek Backwash)

    Boyd Pier and Commissioner's Jetty Closure

    Boyd Pier and Commissioner's Jetty have been closed, and all berthing is prohibited.

    Additionally, there is no public access permitted on the wharves, and access in the waters between the heads of the two piers is prohibited.

    There is no expected date for re-opening of the areas. If you require further information, please contact Seaworks.

    Attachments: Map_final (189KB)

    Workshops Pier Closure

    Workshops Pier is currently closed to pedestrians and vehicles in the interest of public safety.
     
    Working together with the site lessee we have taken necessary safety precautions by closing Workshops Pier at the Seaworks complex in Williamstown, following assessments that identified it was at risk of failure.
     
    Further investigations are required to determine the extent of deterioration and consider the next steps. Until then, public safety is our priority, and the pier will remain closed to vehicles and the general public.
     
    We are working with the lessee and berth holders to minimise the impact of the closure and facilitate authorised access where safe to do so.

  • Dromana Pier (Local Port of Port Phillip, Dromana Pier)

    Dromana Pier partial closure

    The outer section of Dromana Pier (approx. 40 metres of the pier head) is closed until further notice following an engineering assessment that deemed is potentially unsafe for access. The remainder of the pier, including the low landing, is open for walking, boating and fishing activities. Learn more Frequently Asked Questions.

    Attachments: Dromana Pier partial closure FAQ (900KB)

  • Middle Brighton Pier (Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater, Local Port of Port Phillip)

    Middle Brighton Pier Outer Lower Landing Closure

    The Middle Brighton Pier Outer Lower Landing has been closed for public safety.
     
    There is a temporary fence around the lower landing preventing access from the Middle Brighton Pier.  Berthing of vessels and access onto the structure from the water is prohibited.
     
    The nearby Middle Brighton Pier Inner Low Landing is open and accessible to members of the public and berthing vessels.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Hampton Pier closure

    Hampton Pier and associated berthing is closed until further notice after an inspection found it was not safe for public use.   Parks Victoria is undertaking a broader planning project for Sandringham Harbour which will consider the future for the pier.  Learn more

    Portarlington Pier Improvement Works

    Work to complete a $9.6 million investment into on-water improvements at Portarlington Pier has begun and will continue for approximately 18 months to September 2022.  For further information visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/portarlington-harbour-access-improvements  

    Attachments: FAQ - Portarlington Pier Upgrade April 2021 (308KB)

  • Altona Pier (Altona Pier, Local Port of Port Phillip)

    Due to recent storm damage, the outer section of Altona Pier is temporarily closed.

    A major new pier is funded, with planning well underway and construction expected to start late 2022. The current closure is expected to remain in place until the new pier is built. 


    Altona Pier Redevelopment

    A major redevelopment is being planned for Altona Pier to provide an improved recreational space for more people to enjoy for many years to come.   Find out more about the project here.

  • St Leonards Pier (St Leonards Jetty and Breakwater, Local Port of Port Phillip)

    St Leonards Pier - no swimming or snorkelling beneath pier or piles

    In the interest of public safety Parks Victoria recommends that divers, snorkelers and swimmers do not dive beneath the concrete pier and its piles.

    This is due to observed deterioration of concrete on the underside of the deck of St Leonards Pier.  This deterioration can result in possible concrete spalling into the water.
      
    Signage will be displayed on site to notify members of the public of this hazard.
     
    Parks Victoria will continue to monitor the condition of the pier and advise stakeholders of any further change in condition.

  • St Kilda Pier and Breakwater (St Kilda Pier and Breakwater, Local Port of Port Phillip)

    Little Penguin Viewing Closed

    Penguin viewing sessions and the St Kilda Pier Breakwater are currently closed. They will reopen following repair works as part of the St Kilda Pier Redevelopment project

  • Mordialloc Pier (Local Port of Port Phillip, Mordialloc Pier)

    MORDIALLOC CREEK ENTRANCE DEPTH MONITORING SURVEY 12 April 2022

    The most recent depth monitoring survey of the Mordialloc Creek entrance is provided below.

    Mordialloc Creek survey information disclaimer.
    Parks Victoria does not warrant that that the information provided is accurate and up to date.
    All boat operators are advised to navigate with caution, as conditions can change quickly, sand can accumulate across the entrance and cause shallowing within the channel.

    The information provided is intended as a guide only and does not replace the judgement of the operator of the vessel.  Boat operators are advised to check weather and tidal conditions prior to accessing the entrance.  

    Depth shown is to Chart Datum.
     
    This survey will be replaced when a new one becomes available.
     

    Attachments: Mordialloc Creek entrance depth survey 12-04-2022 (2,588KB)

  • Patterson River (Local Port of Port Phillip, Patterson River Rock Walls, Patterson River)

    PATTERSON RIVER ENTRANCE DEPTH MONITORING SURVEY 27 April 2022

    The most recent depth monitoring survey of the Patterson River entrance is provided below.

    Patterson River survey information disclaimer.
    Parks Victoria does not warrant that that the information provided is accurate and up to date.
    All boat operators are advised to navigate with caution, as conditions can change quickly, sand can accumulate across the entrance and cause shallowing within the channel.
    The information provided is intended as a guide only and does not replace the judgement of the operator of the vessel.  Boat operators are advised to check weather and tidal conditions prior to accessing the entrance.  
    Depth shown is to Chart Datum.
     
    This survey will be replaced when a new one becomes available.
     

    Attachments: Patterson River depth monitoring survey 27-04-2022 (4,770KB)

    Patterson River depth monitoring survey 27-04-2022

    The most recent depth monitoring survey of the Patterson River entrance is provided below.

    Patterson River survey information disclaimer.
    Parks Victoria does not warrant that that the information provided is accurate and up to date.

    All boat operators are advised to navigate with caution, as conditions can change quickly, sand can accumulate across the entrance and cause shallowing within the channel.

    The information provided is intended as a guide only and does not replace the judgement of the operator of the vessel.  Boat operators are advised to check weather and tidal conditions prior to accessing the entrance.  

    Depth shown is to Chart Datum.
     
    This survey will be replaced when a new one becomes available.
     
     

    Attachments: Patterson River depth monitoring survey 27-04-2022 (4,770KB)

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