Victoria's commercial trading ports provide critical transfer points in the state’s transport network and connect Victoria to international markets.
There are five Harbour Masters in Victoria. They regulate the manner in which vessels conduct their navigation in port.
- Warwick Laing: Port of Melbourne
- Nicholas Ellul: Port of Geelong
- Shane Vedamuttu: Port of Hastings
- Bevis Haywood: Gippsland Ports
- Andrew Hays: Port of Portland
For further information about licensing Harbour Masters, please contact TSVqualifications@transportsafety.vic.gov.au.
Read Victorian Harbour Master's Directions
- Port of Melbourne - Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) - Now Ports Victoria
- Ports of Geelong and Hastings - Victorian Regional Channels Authority - Now Ports Victoria
- Gippsland Ports
- Port of Portland
Visit the Department of Transport website to learn more: About Victoria's commercial ports.
Local port management
Port managers are responsible for the operation and maintenance of local ports, including:
- Issuing permits and licences
- Allocating moorings
- Maintaining wharves, jetties and navigation aids
- Operating facilities such as slipways, and
- Constructing new facilities.
Victoria's local ports
- Gippsland Lakes
- Corner Inlet and Port Albert
- Snowy River
- Anderson Inlet
- Port Phillip and Western Port
- Port Fairy
- Apollo Bay
- Port Campbell
- Barwon Heads
- Portland Bay
Visit the Department of Transport website to learn more: About Victoria's local ports.
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