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Local Port of Portland Bay

The Local Port of Portland Bay is located within the Portland Harbour and is managed by the Glenelg Shire Council. In April 2013 the Local Port Boundary was extended to accommodate all Glenelg Shire Council managed facilities.
The Local Port of Portland Bay currently is made up of the following:
• Trawler Wharf (commercial fishing wharf)
• Boat Ramp South
• Swing Moorings and Aids to Navigation
• Transit Jetty
• Portland Bay Marina and
• Boat Ramp North
• Swimming Pontoon

For further information on the Port of Portland (commercial shipping) which is separate from the Local Port of Portland Bay, please visit or call on 5525 0900.

Boat Ramps

Boat Ramp South - This facility has a 4 lane ramp and designated parking for around 26 vehicles and trailers.

Boat Ramp North - The state of the art Boat Ramp North facility has 4 lane ramp, 8 fish cleaning tables, fish weigh station, boat and trailer wash down area, fish waste bins and purpose built designated parking for 70 vehicles and trailers. There is also a huge overflow trailer parking area for around 100 vehicles and trailers.

Fish weigh station permitted operators: Portland Sport Fishing Club, Portland Bait & Tackle 5523 5213, Compleat Angler Portland 5521 1844, Portland Coastguard - 5523 6111 & GSC Local Port (Mon-Fri) 5522 2140.

Trawler Wharf

The existing trawler wharf’s length is 268m metres and suited to berth approx. 9 vessels, some of which can be up to 300 tonnes. It also has a separate, 100m parallel floating jetty to accommodate slightly smaller vessels.
The Wharf is reserved for the commercial fishing industry and from time to time, accommodates other vessels for special events, exceptional circumstances, or emergencies. Average depth alongside the Trawler Wharf ranges from 4.7m to 5m.
The Trawler Wharf is capable of parking multiple semi-trailers and even B Doubles alongside the fishing vessels, the wharf has seen a vast increase in boats wishing to unload. Supplying nearly 40% of Victoria’s wet landed fish worth around $30m, Portland is an integral hub for the fishing industry operating in Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. The Local Port also berths oil/gas rig tenders, tugs, tall ships, patrol boats and other types of vessels.

Click here for a list of the current Trawler Wharf Fees.

Swing Moorings

There are currently 6 swing moorings within the Local Port and a further 3 aids to navigation.
The Local Port has no visitor swing moorings available.

Portland Bay Marina

The Portland Bay Marina is a floating marina containing approximately 70 berths. The Marina provides power and water to every berth and has full time CCTV. The Portland Bay Marina was opened to the public on 2 April 2013.
The Marina has both commercial and recreational vessels between 5 metres and 18 metres in length. The Marina can also accommodate larger visiting boats up to 30 metres or 60 tonne (weather dependant). Please contact a Port Officer to determine availability and suitability.
Average depth of water throughout our Itinerant/ visitor berths ranges from 4.0m to 4.8m.

For details of the fees for the Portland Bay Marina, please Click here. For plans of the Portland Bay Marina with depths, please click here.

For more information or to contact the Local Port of Portland Bay, Lee Breakwater Road, please call (03) 5522 2140 (BH)
or email: the Local Port of Portland Bay Manager (E: or the Port Officer

After hours contacts, emergencies & pollution reports contact Local Port Officers on (03) 5522 2140.

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