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.

Farragut North

4th to 20th September

A brutal, fast paced and gripping political thriller. For bookings visits www.wlt.org.au or call 9885 9678. Williastown Little Theatre, 2 Albert Street, Williamstown.

Free Heritage Walking Tours

9th to 30th September

Step back in Time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours.  Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Inforamtion Centre, Commonwealth reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown.  Tours are held on Tuesdays at 2.15pm and Fridays at 11.45am.  For further information call 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au.

Hobsons Bay Arts Society Spring Exhibition

11th to 21st September

A mixed media exhibition.  Held at the Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona.  For more information visit www.louisjlcc.com.au

Farmers Market

14th and 28th September

Held in Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. www.rfm.net.au

Spring into Life

15th September - 26th September

Spring into Life is a jam-packed programme of fun and interesting health and wellbeing activities to encourage getting out and about after the lull of winter. The prgramme has soemthing to offer everyone from kids craft activities, budget gardening workshops to seniors dance classes. For more information and to buy tickets visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/community/healthwellbeing

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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