Portarlington Pier


Portarlington Pier

Portarlington Harbour is home to a mussel fishing industry and Port Phillip Ferries. It is popular with anglers and a destination offering an enjoyable day by the bay. 

Nestled on the edge of a coastal village, Portarlington Harbour is a busy working harbour with commercial and recreational boat traffic, the home of Port Phillip Ferries and a popular destination offering an enjoyable day by the bay.  

The Harbour offers boating visitors short term berths and swing moorings (for vessels up to 14 metres) for a maximum of 5 days within a 14 day period. These are free and available on a first come, first served basis.  

Anglers fish from the Portarlington Pier, swimmers take a dip in the surrounding beaches and visitors from near and far enjoy sweeping views of Corio Bay and the Melbourne skyline. The Portarlington township and foreshore facilities, including a barbecue, picnic area and playground are nearby.  

Things To Do

Fishing boats at Portarlington.

Boating in Portarlington Harbour

Portarlington Harbour provides a range of berthing and mooring options. There are different zones which allow users to enjoy the harbour and keep everyone safe around a newly redeveloped pier.

Walking in Portarlington Harbour

Take a walk and explore Portarlington pier and harbour. There is plenty to see any day of the year, whether you explore the beach, the pier or the breakwater, lookout for artwork, wildlife or watch the sunset.

Port Phillip Ferries

Port Phillip Ferries offer a regular commuter service between Melbourne’s Docklands, Geelong and Portarlington. Visit the Port Phillip Ferries page for ticket prices and timetables.
A father and son fish in the surf at Belfast Coastal Reserve

Fishing in Portarlington Harbour

Portarlington Harbour provides a great base for fishing both for the novice and more experienced. A variety of species are seasonaly-caght including snapper, salmon and squid.

Portarlington Harbour

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How to get there

Portarlington Pier

Portarlington Harbour can be accessed by boat or by vehicle. Port Phillip Ferries runs a service between Melbourne and Geelong and private vessels can moor and berth, subject to availability and conditions. 

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Portarlington Pier

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