Workshops Site (Williamstown Workshop, Piers & Stony Creek Backwash, Local Port of Port Phillip)


Workshops Site (Williamstown Workshop, Piers & Stony Creek Backwash, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Seaworks manages the Workshop site which promotes Victoria’s maritime history in Williamstown. The site is a working port and Melbourne’s key mooring site for visiting local and international tall ships and other historic vessels. Seaworks provides a place for recreational, educational, tourism, cultural and commercial activities, attracting Victorian, interstate and overseas visitors.
The Seaworks precinct is a magnificent setting already in demand for a diverse calendar of cultural, food and wine, and vibrant events that engage and resonate with the broader community across metropolitan Melbourne. It is also a working waterfront that should provide long term berthing options for local commercial operators as well as able to support the demand for high profile vessels and international maritime events

The precinct is open to the public and covers some 2.7 hectares and includes historic buildings recognised by Heritage Victoria and the National Trust, piers, jetties, slipways and large open spaces.

How to get there

Workshops Site (Williamstown Workshop, Piers & Stony Creek Backwash, Local Port of Port Phillip)


Boat Ramp

Need to know

Workshops Site (Williamstown Workshop, Piers & Stony Creek Backwash, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • No fires permitted
  • No swimming
  • No camping
  • Restricted opening hours


  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground

Be Prepared

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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.

Workshops Pier Closure

Workshops Pier is currently closed to pedestrians and vehicles in the interest of public safety.
Working together with the site lessee we have taken necessary safety precautions by closing Workshops Pier at the Seaworks complex in Williamstown, following assessments that identified it was at risk of failure.
Further investigations are required to determine the extent of deterioration and consider the next steps. Until then, public safety is our priority, and the pier will remain closed to vehicles and the general public.
We are working with the lessee and berth holders to minimise the impact of the closure and facilitate authorised access where safe to do so.

Boyd Pier and Commissioner's Jetty Closure

Boyd Pier and Commissioner's Jetty have been closed, and all berthing is prohibited.

Additionally, there is no public access permitted on the wharves, and access in the waters between the heads of the two piers is prohibited.

There is no expected date for re-opening of the areas. If you require further information, please contact Seaworks.

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