Gem Pier (Williamstown Workshop, Piers & Stony Creek Backwash)


Gem Pier (Williamstown Workshop, Piers & Stony Creek Backwash)

Gem Pier stands as one of the most highly utilised piers in Port Phillip, with scenic views of the port and surrounding Melbourne cityscape.

Gem Pier is the perfect starting point for exploring early Victoria’s maritime history or many of Williamstown’s and Port Phillip's contemporary attractions. The HMAS Castlemaine is permanently docked at Gem Pier. Classed as a Heritage Honour Ship, the Castlemaine is now a floating museum and visitors can inspect a fascinating collection of nautical exhibits and memorabilia.

For a broader view of Port Phillip visitors may like to board a ferry at Gem Pier and cruise in style to Southgate.

Gem Pier has nearby barbeque, picnic and playground facilities.

Jumping and diving off the pier 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.

How to get there

Gem Pier (Williamstown Workshop, Piers & Stony Creek Backwash)

Need to know

Gem Pier (Williamstown Workshop, Piers & Stony Creek Backwash)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


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


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

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.

Stay safe this summer around jetties and piers

Jumping and diving off piers and other structures is prohibited for public safety, be sure to observe all safety signage and barriers. Water depth under piers and jetties changes frequently with tide action. Jumping or diving into shallow water can lead to life-changing injuries and/or permanent disability. Always heed warning signs and advice even if you are not planning to go in the water and be aware of changing weather conditions.

By using our site you accept that we use and share cookies and similar technologies with certain approved third parties. These tools enable us to improve your website experience and to provide content and ads tailored to your interests. By continuing to use our site you consent to this. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.