​Station Pier shipping information

Station Pier is Victoria's premier sea passenger terminal, accommodating visiting cruise ships, navy ships and tall ships.

Mooring Operations Guideline - Station Pier

The Mooring Operations Guideline - Station Pier is to help all parties involved with planning of mooring operations and the delivery of mooring services at Station Pier to carry out their responsibilities in relation to safe operation, environmental protection, and regulatory compliance.


Station Pier has three berths for cruise ships, with a total length of 718 metres. These are available for negotiation as dedicated berths for homeporting ships during the cruise season.

The pier is a finger-pier structure with four operating berths (two on each side). Vehicle access is via a central roadway. The total wharf length is 933 metres with individual berths as follows:

Please note: Berth details below are subject to change. Refer to the Harbour Master's Directions and Port Information Guide for current data.

​Berth name​Length (m)​Depth (m)Maximum
draught (m)
​Inner East​22010.9​10.3
​Outer East (cruise ship berth) ​223​10.9​10.3
​Outer West (cruise ship berth)​400 ​10.910.3
​Inner West (cruise ship and navy ship berth)​95 ​ 8.8​8.2

Services and facilities include the following

Port / shipping services

Shipping services include pilotage, towage, mooring/unmooring.

Port services include ship security, bunkering, garbage and waste disposal, emergency services and access to repair facilities.

Provedoring / stores - fresh produce and export markets are within an easy 5 km of the pier and can service a homeporting or visiting cruise ship at short notice.

Fresh water - Melbourne’s water is reputed to be the cleanest and best drinking water of any Australian city. Online watering facilities are available at all berths.


Automated sewage facilities are available with direct access and conveniences into the local network.

Customs, quarantine and immigration

Full customs and quarantine security is available. The pier can be physically isolated, giving security and privacy to ships and their passengers.

Pier security

Maritime security is provided in accordance with government regulations.

Port charges

Port charges are competitive, with negotiable rates available for homeporting ships. See the Reference Tariff Schedule.


The Melbourne Cruise Ship Committee can advise on itineraries. The committee has a coordinated and structured process for visiting cruise ships and also advises on itineraries for south-eastern Australian destinations.

For more information please contact:

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

Station Pier shipping information