How do I know when a cruise ship is visiting Geelong?
See our Shipping Movements page for a copy of the latest Cruise Ships schedule.
Where do Cruise Ships berth?
Cunningham Pier – Geelong
- Where do I get tidal information?
The Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) website provides current wave data as recorded at the Point Lonsdale buoy.
Where do I get information about mooring a recreational vessel?
Please call Transport Safety Victoria on (03) 9655 3399 or visit their web site at http://transportsafety.vic.gov.au/maritime-safety
What number do I call for information about a navy ship in port?
The Royal Australian Navy is responsible for Navy ships in the port.
Please contact Staff Officer, Maritime Operations on (03) 9282 5564.
How do I obtain a recreational boating license?
Please call Transport Safety Victoria on (03) 9655 3399 or visit their web site at www.transportsafety.vic.gov.au/maritime-safety
How is the VRCA funded?
Most of the VRCA’s income flows from a tonnage charge levied on commercial shipping using port waters.
It does not charge passenger cruise liners and naval vessels to use the channels. The ports of Portland and Hastings administer their channels under a channel operating agreement on behalf of the VRCA, which maintains an overseeing audit role without gaining any revenue from the two ports.
The VRCA aims to provide quality services to channel users at minimal cost and support its customers and stakeholders to achieve their business goals
What does the VRCA do?
The VRCA manages the shipping channels in the port waters of Geelong and oversees channel operations in the ports of Portland and Hastings.
The authority ensures the access and safety of ships entering these ports, and the safe, secure and environmentally responsible operation of the channels and waters of the ports.
The VRCA makes sure that navigation aids mark the channels to guide ships into the ports, maintains the depths of channels and protects the underwater environment.
How can I learn more about regional ports?
Within state government port and freight falls within the Department of Transport. In 2018 government released the Victorian Freight Plan: Delivering the Goods to support growth in the freight task.