St Kilda Pier and Breakwater (St Kilda Pier and Breakwater)


St Kilda Pier and Breakwater (St Kilda Pier and Breakwater)

St Kilda Pier offers panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, and is a popular destination for a stroll, cycling, rollerblading and fishing. St Kilda Pier has nearby barbeque, picnic and playground facilities or enjoy a snack from the restored heritage kiosk.

St Kilda Breakwater is home to a colony of Little Penguins. The isolation of the breakwater is an ideal location for them to live. Just before dusk you can view the colony coming ashore from the promenade on the St Kilda Breakwater.
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. No dogs or cats allowed on the breakwater.

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St Kilda Pier and Breakwater (St Kilda Pier and Breakwater)

Need to know

St Kilda Pier and Breakwater (St Kilda Pier and Breakwater)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


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


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

St Kilda Inner Lower Landing Partial Closure

The St Kilda Inner Lower Landing has been partially closed for public safety.

There is a temporary fence around the western end of the landing. Access is still available on the eastern end of the landing via the ramp.

Closure of the St Kilda Penguin Colony Viewing Area (St Kilda Breakwater)

Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer and in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services' requirements, the St Kilda Penguin Colony viewing area will remain closed until further notice. This is to reduce the number of people moving around the community and reduce the risk of transmission. Please visit for the most recent updates on current restrictions.

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