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. http://www.westgatepunt.com/

Train timetables contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/

Ferry timetables contact:

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

Williamstown Bay and River Cruises on 96829555 or visit http://www.williamstownferried.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.

Cain & Abel

Wednesday 20 July to Saturday 30 July

The Rabble will present Cain and Abel in The Substation over a 10-night season. The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport. For more information, visit www.thesubstation.org.au

From Within We Grow multicultural exhibition

Saturday 30 July to Wednesday 10 August 
Opening event: Saturday 30 July 1pm to 3pm     

Presented by Hobsons Bay City Council.  Anuradha Patel and the local Karen community have come together to create an arts installation showcasing their cultural heritage. Held at The Joel Gallery, Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona. For more information visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Newport Archives

Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July

Newport Archives will return to The Substation to be presented within Open House Melbourne in July. Held at The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport. For more information, visit www.thesubstation.org.au 


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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