Rye Pier (Rye Pier)


Rye Pier (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 (Rye Pier)

Need to know

Rye Pier (Rye Pier)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash



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 during weekdays for final stage of construction works

January 2024:
  • The Rye Pier reconstruction is almost complete with some final elements to be delivered in the first part of 2024. Final works are expected to take 4 months to deliver. 
  • While works are underway, Rye Pier is planned to be opened to the public on weekends where possible. 
  • On weekends when the pier is open, public berthing will be available at the inner low landing, situated nearest to the foreshore. 
  • Learn more about this project here.

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