Ferries

We oversee three ferry services that operate in Victoria:

  • Western Port Ferrya ferry service which runs from Stony Point to French Island, Phillip Island (formerly known as the French Island Ferry)
  • Westgate Punta ferry service that runs between Spotswood Jetty and Westgate Landing in Port Melbourne.
  • Port Phillip Ferriesa passenger ferry service that runs between Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula and Victoria Harbour in Docklands, Melbourne. Port Phillip Ferries also recently commenced new services between Geelong and Docklands on a brand new vessel.
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Ferry icon Western Port Ferry

Stony Point to French Island, Phillip Island

The Western Port Ferry service (previously known as the French Island Ferry) runs between Stony Point in Mornington Peninsula and Cowes on Phillip Island, via French Island.

The ferry departs from:

  • Stony Point Jetty on the Mornington Peninsula (Stony Point Station is a short walk from the jetty)
  • Tankerton Jetty on French Island
  • Cowes Jetty on Phillip Island

Fares

Tickets can be purchased onboard the ferry.

Please note: the Western Port Ferry is not a myki-ticketed service.

The following fares apply:

  • Adult: one way $13, return $26
  • Child*: one way $6, return $12
  • Pensioner/concession: one way $8, return $16
  • Bicycle (additional cost): one way $4, return $8
  • Children aged under four years travel free.

*Child fares are available for children aged from four to 12 years old.

For more information including facilities and conditions of travel, see the Western Port ferry website.

Timetable

Download the Western Port Ferry timetable (PDF) 94 KB  

All information in the attachment can be found on this page.

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Table summary

Monday to Friday, Stony Point to Phillip Island
Train arrives from Frankston - 7.42am 9.19am - 10.51am 1.06pm 3.10pm 4.46pm 7.06pm
Stony Point 7.10am  7.50am  10am  10.45am  11.50am  2.35pm  4.15pm  5.15pm  7.20pm 
French Island 7.30am  8.05am  10.20am  12.10pm  2.55pm  4.35pm  5.35pm  7.30pm 
Phillip Island 8.35am  11.10am  3.20pm  6pm 
French Island 9am  - 3.45pm  6.30pm 
Arrives at Stony Point 7.45am  9.15am  10.35am  11.30am  12.25pm  4pm  4.50pm  6.45pm  7.45pm 
Train departs for Frankston 7.55am  9.34am  11.04am  11.44am  1.44pm  5.04pm  7.26pm  8.56pm 
Saturday, Stony Point to Phillip Island
Train arrives from Frankston 7.24am 9.07am 10.48am 12.37am 2.37am 4.17am   5.57pm
Stony Point 7.40am 10am  12pm  2pm  3.40pm  4.30pm  6.15pm 
French Island 7.55am 10.20am  12.20pm  2.20pm  4pm  4.50pm  6.30pm 
Phillip Island 8.30am 10.50am  2.45pm  5.25pm 
French Island 9am 11.20am  3.10pm  5.55pm 
Arrives at Stony Point 9.15am 11.35am  12.35pm  3.25pm  4.15pm  6.10pm  6.45pm 
Train departs for Frankston 9.31am 11.11pm  12.51pm  4.31pm  6.29pm  8.30pm 
Sunday, Stony Point to Phillip Island
Train arrives from Frankston 7.56am 9.47am 11.47am 1.47pm 3.47pm 5.57pm 
Stony Point 8.15am  10am  12pm  2.30pm  4.05pm  4.45pm  6.15pm 
French Island 8.35am  10.20am 12.15pm  2.40pm  4.25pm  5.05pm  6.30pm 
Phillip Island 9am  10.50am  12.45pm  3.15pm  5.35pm 
French Island 9.30am  11.20am  1.10pm 3.40pm  6pm 
Arrives at Stony Point 9.45am  11.35am  1.25pm  3.55pm  4.40pm  6.10pm  6.45pm 
Train departs for Frankston 10.03am  12.03pm  2.03pm  4.03pm  6.29pm  8.30pm 

Ferry icon Westgate Punt

The Westgate Punt is a ferry service that runs between Spotswood Jetty and Westgate Landing in Port Melbourne.

The service provides pedestrians and cyclists with an easy and stress-free way to get across the Yarra River without travelling via the West Gate Bridge.  

Cyclists can even take their bikes on board the ferry and make full use of popular cycling paths that run from Port Melbourne into the city.

Spotswood Jetty is located on Douglas Parade, near the corner of Craig Street, and is a short walk from Spotswood Station.

Westgate Landing is located on Lorimer Street, near the corner of Sardine Street. Bus Route 237 stops nearby on Lorimer Street and runs into the city.

The fare is $2.70 one way on weekdays and $5 each way on weekends.

The Westgate Punt is not a myki-ticketed service.

The Westgate Punt does not operate on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or Good Friday.

For more information including weekend services, visit Westgate Punt.

Weekday timetable, Monday to Friday

Spotswood to Port Melbourne (Fishermans Bend)

Morning departure times:

  • 6.30am
  • 6.50am
  • 7.10am
  • 7.30am
  • 7.50am
  • 8.10am
  • 8.30am
  • 8.50am
  • 9.10am

Afternoon departure times:

  • 3.50pm
  • 4.10pm
  • 4.30pm
  • 4.50pm
  • 5.10pm
  • 5.30pm
  • 6.10pm
  • 6.30pm
  • 6.50pm

Port Melbourne (Fishermans Bend) to Spotswood

Morning departure times:

  • 6.40am
  • 7am
  • 7.20am
  • 7.40am
  • 8am
  • 8.20am
  • 9am

Afternoon departure times:

  • 3.40pm
  • 4pm
  • 4.20pm
  • 4.40pm
  • 5pm
  • 5.20pm
  • 5.40pm
  • 6pm
  • 6.20pm
  • 6.40pm
  • 7pm

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Ferry solid icon Port Phillip Ferries 

Port Phillip Ferries is a passenger ferry service that runs between Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula and Victoria Harbour in Docklands, Melbourne.

Port Phillip Ferries also recently commenced new services between Geelong and Docklands on a brand new vessel that can comfortably sit 400 passengers. The ferry has an on board licensed café with barista-made coffee, free Wi-Fi, bike racks, charging stations, and friendly staff.

The ferry departs from:

  • Docklands, Victoria Harbour Promenade, directly across the street from Marvel Stadium
  • Portarlington Pier, Portarlington, a three-minute walk from Newcombe Street
  • Geelong Waterfront, beside The Carousel, a short three-minute walk to Geelong CBD, Eastern Beach and a leisurely stroll to The Botanic Gardens.

Timetables

Table summary

Port Phillip Ferries
Portarlington to Docklands
  Depart Arrive
Monday and Tuesday  7am 8.20am 
11:15am 12.35pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  7am 8.20am
3.45pm 5.05pm
Saturday and Sunday  9am 10.20am
4.30pm 5.50pm
Docklands to Portarlington 
Monday to Friday 9.30am 10.50am 
5.40pm 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.40am 12pm
6.10pm 7.30pm

 

Port Phillip Ferries
Geelong to Docklands
  Depart Arrive
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  6.45am 8.15am 
11:15am 12.45pm
Thursday and Friday  6.45am 8.15am
3pm 4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday  9.15am 10.45am
4.45pm 6.15pm
Docklands to Geelong
Monday to Friday 9.15am 10.45am 
5.30pm 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 11.15am 12.45pm
6.45pm 8.15pm

Fares

Tickets can be purchased online, on board, or at the Portarlington Post Office.

Please note: the Port Phillip Ferries are not a myki-ticketed service.

The following fares apply:

Portarlington to Docklands

  • Adult: one way $16.50, return $33
  • Child*: one way $9, return $18
  • Pensioner/concession: one way $15, return $30
  • Children aged 3 years and under travel free.

Geelong to Docklands

  • Adult: one way $18, return $36
  • Child*: one way $10, return $20
  • Pensioner/concession: one way $16, return $32
  • Children aged 3 years and under travel free.

*Child fares are available for children aged from 4 to 16 years old.

For more information including facilities and conditions of travel, see the Port Phillip Ferries website.

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