Port of Hastings

The port of Hastings is a significant regional Victorian port, located in the north-west reaches of Western Port.

It handles commercial cargoes such as crude oil, LPG and automotive diesel.

The commercial wharves and piers, include:

  • BlueScope Steel Ltd – Steel Wharves 1 and 2
  • Long Island Point Jetty
  • Crib Point Jetty
  • Stony Point Jetty – also the access point for the harbour ferry service to French Island and Phillip Island, and the berth for harbour tugs.

Maritime navigation and operational safety

Ports Victoria manages the maritime navigation and operational safety in the port of Hastings waters.

Navigation aids

Ports Victoria manages and maintains the navigation aids, beacons and buoys marking the commercial shipping channels and approaches to the port of Hastings.

This work includes maintaining and upgrading existing structures and planning and building new structures when required.

Channel management and maintenance

Ports Victoria manages the maintenance of shipping channels and approaches to the port of Hastings.

Dredging to maintain declared depths is an important aspect of channel management to improve access, safety and efficiency for ships using.

All works are undertaken under the Coastal Management Act 1995 (Vic). The works must meet all requirements for the protection of the marine environment, ensuring that nature and commerce coexist. All activities are managed under the strict controls of an Environmental Management Plan approved by the Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action.

Port waters

Charts AUS151 cover/s the port waters of the port of Hastings, available from the Australian Hydrographic Office.

Port manager

The port’s facilities (except for the BlueScope-owned steel wharves) are owned and managed by Port of Hastings Corporation, a Victorian Government statutory authority.


Security is managed by the port manager, Port of Hastings Corporation.

Also see the Security section of this website.