Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) (VPCM) is a statutory authority created by the Victorian Government following the successful completion of the lease of the commercial operations of the Port of Melbourne.
Beginning operations on 1 November 2016, VPCM is responsible for the State-retained business and activities resulting from the lease of the port.
As a government owned entity, VPCM’s responsibilities include the management of commercial shipping in Port Phillip, safe navigation in the port waters of the port of Melbourne, waterside emergency and marine pollution response, and the management of Station Pier as Victoria’s premier cruise shipping facility.
The critical work of the Harbour Master also resides with VPCM.
VPCM is part of Victoria's integrated transport portfolio led by the Department of Transport.