Piers and jetties


Victorians have a strong connection with the coast. Piers and jetties provide access to enjoy our coastal environments and to be active and healthy. They’re also popular seaside destinations for visitors and tourists.

Parks Victoria manages 42 piers and jetties, most of which are in Port Phillip and Western Port, with a combined 32 million visits a year! Popular for sightseeing, sunset strolls and fishing, these structures connect the land to the sea are also home to a fascinating and diverse range of marine plants and animals, waiting to greet those visitors willing to venture beneath the waves.

Victoria’s piers date back to the early 1800s and provide fascinating and important connections to Victoria’s social and maritime heritage. Rebuilt and repaired over many years since their original construction, many of Port Phillip and Western Port’s piers were last renewed around 50 years ago and as such are now reaching the end of their design life. Priority investment is being directed where it is needed most and ready to be delivered, with Parks Victoria currently overseeing more than $70 million of vital repairs, upgrades and redevelopments to make our piers and jetties safe and better for the future.


Stay informed

Visit the projects section of the Parks Victoria website for information about works underway, and or sign up to receive local ports project updates.


Things to do

Watch the sunrise or sunset, fish, swim, snorkel, dive and more from one the many piers and jetties of Port Phillip and Western Port. These structures that connect the land to the sea are home to a fascinating and diverse range of marine plants and animals.

A wooden pier over the water at sunset.

Seaford Pier

Gather your friends and family for a memorable location to spread out and enjoy crystal clear waters. The beach and pier are a photographer's dream; come at sunrise or sunset to capture spectacular shots of the area.
Boats moored at Mornington Pier

Mornington Pier

Mornington Pier is a popular destination for a range of recreational activities including sightseeing, fishing and scuba diving.
Two men chat on the Rosebud Pier.

Rosebud Pier

This popular pier extends 300 metres into the water and is a great spot for beginner and experienced fishing. The pier also affords interesting views of the Port Phillip shipping lane, which passes nearby.
Two friends fish off the back a boat on a misty morning on Lake Eildon.

Fishing

In quiet lakes and gently flowing rivers, in the pounding surf or in the depths beneath your boat – the waters of Victoria’s parks and reserves offer some prize catches.
A diver takes a photo a school of fish in the Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park.

Scuba diving

Dive to the depths of the ocean floor in marine national parks or explore shipwrecks at the bottom of the bays.
Boats moored in Port Phillip in front of Melbourne's skyline.

Boating and St Kilda Harbour

West of the Pier is a shared windsports zone for kiteboarding, paddle boarding and windsurfing. St Kilda Harbour is a vibrant place offering great experiences for tourists, local residents and recreational boaters.
Snorkelling at Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary

Discover an underwater world

If you’re looking for the best places to see underwater ecosystems and encounter marine wildlife, look no further! We’ve rounded up some of the best ways to explore marine protected areas. So, pack your togs, wetsuit, a mask and snorkel and head to the coast!
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