Flinders Jetty (The Waters of Western Port Bay, Flinders Jetty)

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Flinders Jetty (The Waters of Western Port Bay, Flinders Jetty)

Flinders Jetty is located at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait and has great views across Western Port to Phillip Island. The jetty is currently utilised for promenading, recreational fishing, diving, and swimming and also serves as a base for commercial aquaculture and fishing activities.

This area is popular for sailing, fishing, and other water sports. Nearby Bass Park offers barbeques, walking trails and a playground.

Flinders Jetty is an iconic Victorian dive site and is arguably the easiest place in the world to find one of Australia’s most iconic marine creatures, the Weedy Sea dragons and a wide range of marine fauna can be found here.

Jumping and diving off the jetty and other structures is prohibited for public safety. There are shallow areas and often unexpected submerged objects

Ensure dogs are kept on lead at all times and clean up after your dog.

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Flinders Jetty (The Waters of Western Port Bay, Flinders Jetty)

Need to know

Flinders Jetty (The Waters of Western Port Bay, Flinders Jetty)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash

Restrictions

  • Boating zones apply
  • No jumping or diving off piers or jetties
  • Speed restrictions apply
  • Fees apply
  • Load, weight restrictions

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Deep water
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
  • Animals and pests
    • Stingers
    • Sharks

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Flinders Jetty - partial closure of timber section

The timber inner section of Flinders Pier (approx. 180 metres) is closed until further notice following an engineering assessment that deemed it unsafe for access. The remainder of the pier, including the pier head, is open for walking, boating and fishing activities. Learn more here.

Otama Submarine Removal from Western Port

Contractors commissioned by Department of Defence will begin the process of removing ex-HMAS Otama from Western Port later this month (September 2022).
We acknowledge the role the Western Port Oberon Association played in bringing the Otama to Victoria in the hope of making the Otama the centre piece of the Maritime museum, but unfortunately since the group took ownership of the Otama more than 20 years ago they have been unable to make substantial progress in bring the vessel to land, requiring the removal of the Otama.
Background: 
After being decommissioned in December 2000, the Commonwealth sold the ex-HMAS Otama (the Otama) to the Western Port Oberon Association (WPOA) who planned to preserve the vessel as a museum display. 
The Otama arrived and was moored in Western Port in 2002 while waiting for approval and development of the museum. The vessel has remained idle and deteriorating in the port for more than 20 years as the group’s plan to establish an Otama submarine experience have been unsuccessful.
Parks Victoria is the local port manager of Western Port and is responsible for the safe operation of the port.
As a result of the vessel taking on water after storms in June 2021, it was moved closer to shore to ensure the safety of the public and to protect the surrounding environment. 
Following failure to comply with multiple Direction to Move notices, and with no further action or management of the vessel by its owners, Parks Victoria has in accordance with the Port Management Act worked with the Department of Defence to remove the vessel from the port.

Flinders Pier redevelopment

Removal of a duplicated and unsafe section of Flinders Pier is proposed as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to building a sustainable local ports network across Western Port. Find out more about the project.

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