Cowes Jetty Improvement Works

Cowes Jetty has been upgraded as part of Better Boating Victoria’s investment in recreational boating facilities across Port Phillip and Western Port.  The improvements ensure the jetty, which was originally built in 1870, remains accessible for the community for many years into the future and reinstates emergency vehicle access. 


Project status

The project is now complete and full access to the jetty has been restored. 

Project partner

Department of Transport and Better Boating Victoria

Completed works


  • Strengthened jetty cross heads to increase load capacity. 
  • Upgraded lights to solar lighting. 
  • Replaced hand railing along western side and renewed capping along both sides of jetty. 
  • Repairs to concrete support piles (above water).
  • Asphalt renewal along the jetty walkway.
  • Lowered northern low landing, allowing better low tide access.
  • Upgrades to the eastern and southern low landings hand railing, fenders and walers.
  • Replacement of jetty head beams, decking, capping, handrails and lighting.


Solar lighting has been installed on the jetty for improved efficiency.


Strengthening works have been completed to the jetty underside to increase capacity loading.


Upgrades have been made to lower landings to improve safety and access.


New deck boards have renewed the jetty. 


The asphalt has been renewed at the jetty walkway.

Other information

Parks Victoria is the Local Port Manager for Port Phillip, Western Port and Port Campbell, with the three local ports combined receiving approximately 80 million visits a year, and include 263,000 hectares of waterway, marine protected areas, channels, piers and jetties, moorings and aids to navigation.  For further information email or you can call us on 13 1963. 

Places to see - Cowes Jetty.






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