Ports Victoria

Ports Victoria has overarching responsibilities for the channels and port waters of Victoria’s commercial ports.

Its role includes:
• providing vessel traffic management services and maintaining channels and navigation aids in designated commercial ports
• ensuring the availability, continuity, and high standard of key water-based services in Victoria’s commercial trading ports
• deploying, supervising, and supporting harbour masters in port waters and in non-port State waters as required
• contributing to the strategic planning and development of individual commercial ports and the ports system as a whole
• facilitating new trading opportunities and the growth of existing freight movements through the ports system
• providing maritime advice and expertise to local port and waterway managers as required
• developing the cruise shipping industry in Victoria
• managing Station Pier, Port Melbourne, as Victoria’s premier cruise shipping and interstate passenger ferry facility
• providing information and education services about the Victorian ports system to stakeholders and the community
• coordinating the port development strategy for the Port of Geelong
• ensuring a balanced approach to the needs of each Victorian port that does not unfairly focus on the larger port of Melbourne.

Contact info

Name Nicholas Ellul

Position General Manager Maritime

Email admin@ports.vic.gov.au

Website https://ports.vic.gov.au


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