Station Pier

Station Pier

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

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

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.

Station Pier history


Station Pier was originally called Railway Pier, 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 pier was extended, to 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.

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

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

Visiting Station Pier


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

Parking at Station Pier
No public parking is available on Station Pier.

Short-term car parking

A limited number of short-term car parks are available in the Waterfront Place precinct immediately adjoining Station Pier. Charges apply.

Long-term car parking

Ace Parking, 43-53 Bay Street, Port Melbourne offers a range of parking options including long-term, cruise ship, casual.

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

A tram service provides a convenient link to the city centre (Route 109).

Taxis also service Station Pier.

Transport - Station Pier to / from Melbourne Airport
Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport is located approximately 20 km north-west of the city centre. The airport is connected to the city by a regular bus service which arrives and departs from the bus terminal at Southern Cross train station.

Trams on Route 109 run from Southern Cross train station to Station Pier.


❊ What's On ❊



❊ Address & Contact ❊


Station Pier⊜ 1 Station Pier Port Melbourne | Map
1 Station PierPort Melbourne
+61 3 8347 8300


❊ Web Links ❊


Station Pier 

www.portofmelbourne.com

www.vicports.vic.gov.au

www.waterfrontstationpier.com.au

Hotels in South Melbourne (close)

Public Transport Victoria website

www.skybus.com.au

www.wikipedia.org/Station_Pier


❊ Also See... ❊


Spirit of Tasmania

Victorian Ports Corporation

Waterfront Port Melbourne








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