Hobsons Bay City Council

Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay is a picturesque seaside municipality. Here you can find peaceful natural environment, clean beaches, wide streets. heritage buildings, and a diverse choice of restaurants, cafes and shops, connected by bike paths and only 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the City.

Hobsons Bay offers breathtaking views of the City skyline; a perfect accompaniment to alfresco dining, leisurely cafe atmosphere or a family outing.


Getting There

Travel by ferry from the City, get on your bike and ride, take the train or travel by car.

The Punt will take cyclists across the river from Port Melbourne (Fishermans Bend) to Spotswood, just behind Scienceworks. Commuter service operates Monday to Friday 6.30am to 9.30pm and 4pm to 7pm. Weekend service operates 10am to 5pm. www.westgatepunt.com

Train timetables contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au

Ferry timetables contact:

Melbourne River Cruises on 86102600 or visit www.melbcruises.com.au

Williamstown Bay and River Cruises on 96829555 or visit www.williamstownferries.com.au


Discover Your Own Backyard

Get out and about and Discover Your Own Backyard today. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre located in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown to speak with local volunteers who can assist you with ideas for things to see and do.

Pete The Sheep

19th August

Monkey Baa Theatre brings a brand-new musical based on an Australian picture book. Altona theatre, Civic Pde, Altona, 10am and 1pm. Tickets from www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au or by calling 9932 4074.

Children's Book Week

20th August

Hobsons Bay Libraries is celebrating Children's Book Week with the launch of the annual Friends of Altona Libraries illustration Competition. Popular illustrator Sue de Gennaro, who is known for beautiful books such as Pros and Cons of Being a Frog, the Button Boy, The Princess and The Packet of Frozen Peas and more, will get your fingers moving in this interactive illustration workshop. Open to all school aged students. For bookings visit www.libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au . Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre, 2 Newham Way, Altona Meadows, 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Highway Of Lost Hearts

22nd August

Written and performed by Mary Anne Butler, a story of a women, a dog, a road trip of 4,500km of open road. Tickets from www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au or by calling 9932 4074. Mechanics Institute, 5 Electra Street, Williamstown, 7.30pm. 

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For feedback and comments please contact the Tourism Officer at Hobsons Bay City Council on (03) 9932 1000 email visitorinformation@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au