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Port Phillip seasonal moorings

Mornington Peninsula is a popular holiday destination and a recreational boat users paradise. To avoid getting stuck in queues at the boat ramps, book one of our environmentally-friendly seasonal moorings! Our seasonal moorings are located in the shallow waters between Tootgarook and Blairgowrie and are available for booking between November and April. 
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There are 65 seasonal moorings available for booking between Tootgarook and Blairgowrie. Parks Victoria have made some changes so please review the seasonal mooring maps to ensure you select the best mooring for you.  

The 2020-21 seasonal mooring season will commence on Saturday 21 November 2020 with the season ending on Sunday 25 April 2021.

Bookings for 2020-21 Full Season and 1st Half Season open at 12pm, Wednesday 28 October 2020.

Bookings for 2020-21 2nd Half Season open at 12pm, Wednesday 13 January 2021.

Seasonal moorings are booked online via the 'Book now' button and allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. 

Commencement of the Seasonal Moorings program is subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

Period Cost
Full season - 21 November 2020 to 25 April 2021 $484.30
1st half season - 21 November 2020 to 31 January 2021 $363.00
2nd half season - 1 February 2021 to 25 April 2021

$242.10

When booking you will be required to provide the following details:

    • Vessel name

    • Vessel registration

    • Vessel dimensions (length, beam and draft) in metres.

    • Payment (credit card) information

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The ex-HMAS Canberra, a former warship which served the Australian Navy between 1981 and 2005, is the first artificial reef in Victoria created specifically for diving. The vessel was scuttled off Barwon Heads in October 2009 and now lies in 30 metres of water.
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Fort Nepean

Fort Nepean is one of the fortifications that protected Melbourne during World War I and II. Located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, where the calm waters of Port Phillip meet the wild waves of the Southern Ocean, explore the extensive tunnel complex which connects the historic gun emplacements.

Quarantine Station

Point Nepean Quarantine Station offers a glimpse into the early European history of Victoria. Established in 1852, explore nearly 50 heritage-listed buildings. Learn about life at this once-remote location and the station's critical role in protecting Australia from introduced diseases.

FAQs

  • Who owns the seasonal mooring?
    Parks Victoria owns the seasonal moorings which have been installed by an Authorised Mooring Tackle Contractor.
  • Can I share the seasonal mooring I have booked with vessels owned by other people?
    No.  Only the vessel that is listed on the application form can use the seasonal mooring.  Seasonal mooring applicants must be the owner of the vessel listed on the application form.
  • What do I do if a vessel from a neighbouring mooring impacts on my vessel?
    Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 and provide all relevant details of the offending mooring and vessel if available, such as the mooring site number, vessel registration and vessel name.
  • What do I do if another vessel is using the seasonal mooring I have booked?
    Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 and provide details of the offending vessel if available, such as vessel registration and vessel name.  Parks Victoria will address any dispute over occupancy.
  • What do I do if my vessel comes off the seasonal mooring?
    Check attachment points of seasonal mooring and fittings of vessel.  It is the responsibility of the vessel owner to ensure that the vessel is inspected frequently and is maintained in a safe and seaworthy condition.
  • What do I do if the seasonal mooring is not suitable for my vessel?
    Seasonal moorings must not be modified by vessel owners in any way.  Contact Parks Victoria for advice.
  • What do I do if the seasonal mooring tackle or buoy is damaged?
    Remove vessel from the seasonal mooring and contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
  • What do I do in the event of forecast storm warnings?
    Remove the vessel from the seasonal mooring and retrieve via the nearest boat ramp.
  • What size and type of vessel can apply for a seasonal mooring?
    The seasonal moorings are suitable for trailerable vessels up to 7 metres.
  • When can I use the seasonal mooring?
    If you have booked a seasonal mooring it can be used for the nominated time on your application form.  The seasonal moorings can be booked for a full season or half of the season.

Port Phillip Seasonal Moorings

Port Phillip is a popular location to enjoy foreshore camping and boating over the summer period. Parks Victoria has installed environmentally-friendly swing moorings to provide seasonal mooring opportunities for campers and visitors accessing the Mornington Peninsula. These moorings cater for vessels up to 7 metres and can be booked for exclusive use, reducing unsafe mooring practices and boat ramp congestion.
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Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

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