About us

Navigational safety is at the heart of what Ports Victoria does, while leading the strategic development and operation of Victoria’s commercial ports and waterways. The merged operations of Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) (VPCM) and Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) forming Ports Victoria, started on 1 July 2021. We are developing a new, dedicated website, but for now, information on safety, shipping operations, cruise shipping and other activities in and around our ports, will continue to be available on the VRCA and VPCM websites, linked below.

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Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne)

Information for the port of Melbourne, including shipping operations, safety, Station Pier and cruise shipping.

Victorian Regional Channels Authority

Information for the ports of Geelong and Hastings, including shipping operations and safety.

Latest news

Keeping you informed

Stay up to date with important information

While we work on our new website, you can stay up to date via the following articles and links.

We will keep you informed about operational matters, safety and activities in our ports and on the bays.

16 September 2022

Cruise shipping returns to Station Pier

Cruise shipping returns to Station Pier with the arrival of the Coral Princess on Thursday 15 September 2022.

21 July 2022

The Victorian Commercial Ports Strategy

Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today released Navigating our Port Futures: The Victorian Commercial Ports Strategy, which sets out a 30-year framework to ensure an efficient and productive ports system. The strategy document is available via the link below.

13 July 2022

Ocean Onyx in Port Phillip Bay

The Ocean Onyx offshore exploration drilling will be in Port Phillip Bay for two weeks.

09 December 2021

Melbourne Harbour Master leaving Ports Victoria for new role

Captain Kell Dillon, Harbour Master for the port of Melbourne, is leaving Ports Victoria to take up a new role at Maritime Safety Queensland.

26 November 2021

Inaugural Ports Victoria CEO appointed

Ports Victoria welcomes the announcement of Brendan Webb as the organisation’s inaugural CEO. Follow the link to read the announcement from the Minister for Ports and Freight.

29 October 2021

Melbourne VTS team wins AMSA award

Quick thinking and resourcefulness on the job have won three of Ports Victoria’s Melbourne Vessel Traffic Services officers a prestigious maritime safety award for 2020-21.

27 October 2021

Keep Clear of Big Ships

Stay safe while enjoying time out on the water. Boaties are reminded to keep clear of big ships when out on Port Phillip, Western Port and all other Victorian waters. And remember, please check all equipment and your engine, before you set off.