Station Pier shipping information
Station Pier is Victoria's premier sea passenger terminal, accommodating visiting cruise ships, navy ships and tall ships.
Cruise vessel booking protocol
Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) (VPCM) has policies and procedures for the management of cruise vessel call bookings and these are detailed in its Cruise Vessel Booking Protocol.
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.
A fourth berth is the permanent home of the Spirit of Tasmania, TT-Line’s ferry service for cars, passengers and freight, between Melbourne and Devonport, Tasmania.
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.
|Inner East (Tasmanian ferry berth - Spirit of Tasmania)||220||10.9||10.3|
|Outer East (cruise ship berth) ||223||10.9||10.3|
|Outer West (cruise ship berth)||400 ||10.9||10.3|
|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.
Maritime security is provided in accordance with government regulations.
Corporate centre and office facilities
The cruise terminal has a corporate centre and office facilities for use during cruise ship visits and homeporting.
Port charges are competitive, with negotiable rates available for homeporting ships. See the Reference Tariff Schedule.
The Melbourne Cruise Ship Committee can give advice 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 / Cruise Shipping Manager
Tel: +61 3 8347 8300