​Cruise ship committee

The Melbourne Cruise Ship Committee (MCSC) has representatives from a wide range of government and private sector companies, associations and authorities.

The committee's key responsibility is steering the progress of Victoria's cruise shipping industry.

The MCSC is chaired and convened by Ports Victoria and includes the following organisations:

​Organisation ​Responsibility
Ports Victoria​Provision and management of the cruise ship infrastructure at Station Pier and the management of the safe navigation of commercial shipping in port of Melbourne Waters.
​Visit Victoria​Developing and implementing marketing plans and initiatives and implementing the 'meet and greet' program at Station Pier.
​Shipping agents​The ship’s local representative and responsible for servicing the ships requirements while in port. Responsible for the ship’s local administration, liaising with the port and securing a berth, engaging the pilots and tugs, notifying customs, quarantine and immigration, engaging service contractors, e.g. baggage handling, securing necessary equipment for the ship, forklifts etc., liaising with delivery contractors and all other stakeholders associated with a ship's visit
​Ground handlers / Shore excursion operators​Appointed by the cruise line to provide a shore excursion program and passenger transfer program.
​City of Melbourne​Provision of visitor information services and volunteer services at the International Passenger Terminal at Station Pier.
​Public Transport Victoria​Public transport services.
​Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria
​Regulator of the taxi and hire car industries in Victoria.
​Australian Border Force​Customs, immigration and border protection.
​Department of Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry​Quarantine services.

For more information please contact:

Station Pier Operations Manager
Tel: +61 3 8347 8300
Email: cruise@ports.vic.gov.au

Cruise ship committee