The Port Waters of Geelong Operating Handbook provides advice and instructions for ships masters, agents and owners responsible for entering the port waters of Geelong.

The handbook includes:

  • Regulations and codes governing vessel operations
  • Information about anchorages, channels and berths,
    port services and tides
  • Contacts for the port of Geelong
  • Harbour Master’s Directions
  • Safety and environmental requirements
  • Emergency management procedures

Port Waters of Geelong – Operating Handbook and Harbour Masters Directions

Click here to view the Port Operating Handbook, incorporating Harbour Masters Directions – (Updated 1/10/18)

Port Water of Hastings – Operating Handbook

2017 Port of Hastings Operating Handbook

Port of Hastings Harbour Masters Directions

Click here to view the Hastings Harbour Masters Directions
Please Note: Must be read in conjunction with the Port of Hastings – Port Operating Handbook

Update Notices

VRCA maintains a collection of Victorian Notice to Mariners

Click here to go to the Victorian Notices to Mariners

Australian Notices to Mariners are the authority for correcting paper navigational charts and paper nautical publications published by the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO).

Click here to go to the Australian Notice to Mariners

Marine Notices are issued by AMSA and contain matters of National relevance.

Click here to view the Federal Marine Notices