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


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

Rye Pier is a popular fishing and snorkelling spot, featuring a lower platform and seating for visitors. Boating Restrictions do apply. Public berthing is available on Rye Pier - please abide by signposted limits (vessels should be attended).

Rye Pier is an excellent day and night dive site offering beautiful underwater vistas and some of the warmest water in Port Phillip Bay. Diving at high tide with calm waters offers the best scenery. Underwater it is predominantly sandy around the pier, with small patches of sea grass and once out from the pier it is pure sand bed. Be sure to take out a dive flag as there is often boat traffic.

There is a boat ramp nearby, a terrific playground for the children and calm waters with wide beaches for families to enjoy.

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

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

Need to know

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

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


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


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

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.

Rye Pier - closed for redevelopment

As part of the Rye Pier reconstruction, the entire pier is being rebuilt with stage two underway. The project is planned to be completed and the entire pier reopened in late 2023. While works are underway, please note the following access changes which may affect your visit:
  • The entire pier is closed while works are underway.
  • The low landing is closed. Please use alternative locations for accessing berthing and for diving.

Learn more about this exciting project here.

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