Portsea Pier (Portsea Pier, Local Port of Port Phillip)


Portsea Pier (Portsea Pier, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Portsea pier is situated at the far western tip of the Mornington Peninsula.

Portsea pier has two platforms for visitor use, is popular with divers and is well known for sightings of Weedy Seadragons. Patchy beds of Amphibolis antarctica make this a popular calamari fishing spot with outdoor seats for convenience.

Peer into the waters from the pier to spot rays gliding along the seabed or go diving around the pier’s wooden beams to catch glimpses of rare sea creatures.

Take a seat on the historic wooden pier and enjoy a picnic while enjoying the stunning Port Phillip Bay views.

Drop a fishing line off Portsea pier and try your luck reeling in snapper or squid.

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

Portsea Pier (Portsea Pier, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Need to know

Portsea Pier (Portsea Pier, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • No jumping or diving off piers or jetties
  • Management vehicle only
  • Load, weight restrictions
  • Boating zones apply


  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Rough Surf
    • Deep water
    • Strong currents
  • 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.
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