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

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

Middle Brighton Pier is a great space for visitors to explore. Visitors can walk along the breakwater, with unique views of Port Phillip Bay. It is a popular base for a range of recreation, including yachting, fishing and swimming.

Unique to Brighton is the Icebergers swimming club who swim in the bay year round.

The area surrounding the pier is 5 knots.

The Pier is also located along the Bay Trail, one of Melbourne’s most well-used walking and cycling trails.
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.

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

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

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Deep water
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground
  • Animals and pests
    • Stingers
    • Sharks
  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles

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.

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.

Middle Brighton Breakwater is closed

The Middle Brighton Breakwater has been closed for public safety.  
There is a fence at the start of the breakwater preventing access.

The breakwater may collapse without warning.
Engineering assessments have determined the steel reinforcement of the concrete decking has failed and the concrete decking is not supported by the rock wall.
The area extends from the marina's hardstand entrance to the asphalt topped breakwater.
It is dangerous and structurally unsafe for walking and/or driving.


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