Station Pier

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

Each cruise ship visit contributes, on average, $1 million to Victoria's economy.

The pier is also the mainland terminal for the Spirit of Tasmania, which provides a daily passenger, vehicle and freight service to and from Devonport, Tasmania. For information about days when the Spirit of Tasmania has a double sailing from Station Pier, please check the Spirit of Tasmania website.

Station Pier history




Station Pier was originally called Railway Pier, officially opened on 12 September 1854.

The pier played a pivotal role in Victorians’ lives from the time it was opened, particularly for the arrival of gold seekers and settlers throughout the mid to late 1800s. In 1861, the original pier was extended, to more than 661 metres (2171 feet).

Eventually, the original pier could not accommodate the increasingly large and more powerful steamships of the early twentieth century so it was realigned, extended further and renamed Station Pier. The pier is heritage listed and the gatehouse at the entrance is of significant heritage and cultural importance.

Historically, Station Pier has been Australia’s welcoming point for generations of new arrivals.

In war and peace.
Commemoration and celebration.
Servicemen returning home.
Migrants arriving from distant lands.
Refugees arriving from war zones.

Today, the pier has more than 500,000 local, interstate and overseas visitors, including migrant family and friends' reunions.

Station Pier is located in Port Melbourne, approximately 3 kilometres south-west of Melbourne's city centre (Melways reference: Map 2J A7).

Station Pier is open to the public throughout the year during daylight hours for pedestrians except on cruise ship days. On cruise ship days, the pier is at its busiest coordinating customs, immigration, quarantine, security and baggage handling responsibilities.

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Located in one of the most exclusive areas of Melbourne and surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views of Port Philip Bay, Waterfront Port Melbourne is the perfect choice for your special occasion.

Station Pier is located in Port Melbourne, approximately 3 kilometres south-west of Melbourne’s city centre (Melways reference: Map 2J A7)

Trams on Route 109 run from Southern Cross train station to Station Pier.
Taxis also service Station Pier.
No public parking is available on Station Pier.
A limited number of short-term car parks are available in the Waterfront Place precinct immediately adjoining Station Pier. Charges apply.
No long-term car parking is available at Station Pier.


 
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