Port of Hastings : Port Operations :

Recreation and Boating

Western Port supports many water based recreational activities including boating and sailing, angling, swimming, and diving. 

The combination of commercial shipping and recreational boating activities requires users to exercise care and respect when accessing Western Port waters.

All users of Western Port are reminded that it is a requirement to comply with "Harbour Masters Directions". Failing to comply would result in significant penalties under the Navigation Act and Marine Safety Act

Access the Harbour Masters directions are located at the link below.

Please note: By clicking the below link, you will be leaving the Port of Hastings Development Authority website. The website you will be entering is not maintained or funded by the State of Victoria. Please select the link to continue.

External link: Harbour Masters Direction

Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria is the local authority under the Marine Safety Act - as amended for Western Port outside declared port waters. Under the Marine Safety Act - as amended, the Harbour Master is in charge of all matters relating to the safety of Navigation within Western Port.

Parks Victoria is responsible for the management of all recreational activities on Western Port. They are also responsible for managing a number of berths (pens or alongside jetties) and swing moorings at various locations around Western Port (note that some swing moorings are also managed by yacht clubs and mooring associations).

For further information, contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963, or visit their website at www.parkweb.vic.gov.au


In Western Port, there are a number of public boat ramps, two marinas and several private yacht clubs available for recreational boating and yachting.

Hastings is the main boat landing in Western Port. There are also boat launching ramps at Blind Bight, Corinella, Coronet Bay, Cowes, Flinders, Grantville, Hastings, Lang Lang, Newhaven, Rhyll, Stony Point, Tooradin and Warneet.

Management responsibilities of boat ramps varies. For a listing of who manages which boat ramp refer to the Recreational Boating Framework, Part 3, Area 8 & 9.

Questions regarding ramps and supporting facilities are to be directed to the individual organisations responsible for management.

Marinas and Yacht Clubs

Western Port Marina

Mullett Street,
Hastings, Victoria 3915
Telephone: + 61 (0) 3 5979 7400

Yaringa Boat Harbour

1 Lumeah Road,
Somerville, Victoria 3912
Telephone +61 (0) 3 5977 4154

Flinders Yacht Club
Phone: +61 (0) 3 5989 0762
Hastings Yacht Club
Phone: +61 (0) 3 5979 1891
NewHaven Yacht Squadrons
Phone: + 61 (0) 3 5979 7400
Point Leo Boat Club
Phone: +61 (0) 3 5989 8339
Somers Yacht Club
Phone: +61 (0) 3 5983 5568
Warneet Yacht Club
Phone: +61 (0) 3 5998 7555
Westernport Yacht Club
Phone: +61 (0) 3 5983 5675

Transport Safety Victoria

Transport Safety Victoria
is Victoria's marine safety agency. They are responsible for the administration of the Victorian Marine Safety Act 2010 and the Marine Regulations 2012 .

The website provides safety information for Victorian waters and useful boating information, including licensing information (Transport Safety Victoria - marine licence ).