Point Nepean Quarantine Station (Point Nepean National Park)


Point Nepean Quarantine Station (Point Nepean National Park)

Point Nepean Quarantine Station offers a glimpse into the early European history of Victoria. Established in 1852, explore nearly 50 heritage-listed buildings. Learn about life at this once-remote location and the station's critical role in protecting locals from introduced diseases. 

How to get there

Point Nepean Quarantine Station (Point Nepean National Park)



Need to know

Point Nepean Quarantine Station (Point Nepean National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • Boating zones apply
  • Management vehicle only
  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No generators
  • No horses
  • No vehicles
  • Restricted opening hours
  • Speed restrictions apply
  • No drones without a permit


  • Animals and pests
    • Beware feral bees
    • Snakes
  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Strong currents
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.

COVID-19 closures at Point Nepean

In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, Parks Victoria has closed the following areas at Point Nepean National Park until further notice: Fort Nepean, including underground tunnels (no access beyond Fort Pearce). For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19

Building and structure closures due to works

The Disinfecting Complex (Boiler House and Foul Luggage Store) is closed until mid August due to building conservation works. 
Works to improve the day visitor facilities adjacent to the Quarantine Station Car Park will be carried out in June and July.  Access to these facilities may be restricted during this time.  Alternate picnic facilities are available at the Parade Ground or Gunners Cottage.

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