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)

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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.

COVID-19 closures - penguin viewing platform

In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, the pier remains open however, the penguin viewing platform is closed until further notice.  For more information, please visit

Restriction of Access by Public and Dogs to Breakwater and Rocks

A set-aside determination is in place to restrict public access to the breakwater beyond the gate and the rocks of the breakwater, any dog or cat from the breakwater. Public must remain on all formed paths and boardwalks

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St Kilda Pier redevelopment

Following a $50.3 investment from the State Government, work is underway to rebuild the iconic St Kilda Pier. Find out more

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