Victorian ports

Victoria's commercial trading ports provide critical transfer points in the state’s transport network and connect Victoria to international markets.

Commercial ports

There are five Harbour Masters in Victoria. They regulate the manner in which vessels conduct their navigation in port.

  • Kell Dillon: 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 Habour Master's Directions

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:

  • Planning
  • Issuing permits and licences
  • Allocating moorings
  • Maintaining wharves, jetties and navigation aids
  • Dredging
  • Operating facilities such as slipways, and
  • Constructing new facilities.

Victoria's local ports

  • Gippsland Lakes
  • Corner Inlet and Port Albert
  • Snowy River
  • Mallacoota
  • Anderson Inlet
  • Port Phillip and Western Port
  • Port Fairy
  • Apollo Bay
  • Warrnambool
  • Port Campbell
  • Lorne
  • Barwon Heads
  • Portland Bay

Visit the Department of Transport website to learn more: About Victoria's local ports.

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