Use of VPCM's port facilities

Information about the standard terms and conditions for use of the facilities of Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) (VPCM) and links to relevant documents and pages on this website.

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.

Standard terms and conditions

Station Pier Certificate of Condition

The Certificate of Condition (CoC) is prepared by VPCM and presented to the Hirer before the vessel berths and again immediately before the departure of the vessel. The application of the CoC is detailed in Clause 17 of the Standard Terms and Conditions for Hire of Common User Wharves and Terminals (see above).

Inward Passenger Manifest Declaration

The Inward Passenger Manifest Declaration is required to be submitted as required by Clause 9 of the Standard Terms and Conditions for Hire of Common User Wharves and Terminals (see above).

Ancillary Service Provider Licence

Ancillary Service Providers (ASP) at Station Pier must apply for an ASP Licence for the cruise shipping season.

The licence is to ensure that ASP and their staff, employees, contractors and sub-contractors are compliant with VPCM requirements regarding work site access conditions, occupational health and safety, insurance, maritime security, environment management and operational performance standards.

Station Pier Load Chart

  • Port Load Chart (PDF) - Guidance on the maximum allowable loads permitted on wharves, piers and building floors at VPCM owned facilities.

Handling dangerous cargoes

Port security

  • Security - Information on security at VPCM's port facilities.

Port fees and charges

For more information

Tel: +61 3 8347 8300
Email: Contact us​

Use of VPCM facilities