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.

How to get there

St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

Need to know

St Kilda Pier and Breakwater

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.

St Kilda Pier Redevelopment - closures and disruptions apply

The St Kilda Pier redevelopment is a significant project, so disruptions, noise and closures are expected. 

Current closed areas:
Penguin viewing area 
St Kilda Breakwater
St Kilda Pier Kiosk

Access changes
Access to the public berths at the end of the pier are inaccessible from land other than via the temporary Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron gated pontoon access.

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