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.

Free Heritage Walking Tours

8th September to 27th November

Step Back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours. Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown. Walks take place on Tuesdays at 2.15pm or Fridays at 11.45 am. For further information, call 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au

Eid al Adha Festival

3rd and 4th October

Rides, food, entertainment for all ages to mark Eid al Adha, the feast of sacrifice. All welcome.Held from 11am to 10pm. Free entry. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. 

Seniors Week

Sunday 4 October to Sunday 11 October

Victorian Seniors Festival will run from 4-11 October with many events taking place in the Melbourne and all over Victoria. To check for local events visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.go.au and to book walking tours (BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL) phone the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre at 9932 4310.

Walking tours part of Seniors Week include:

Walking tour of 19th Century Convict life Monday 5 October 11.45am to 1.15pm BOOKED OUT

Guided Tours of Altona HomesteadT uesday 6 October, 11.30am, 12.30pm,1.30pm BOOKED OUT

Guided walking Tour of the History of the Pubs of WilliamstownTuesday 6 October, 12pm to 1pm BOOKED OUT

Back lanes and streets of WilliamstownWednesday 7 October 12:00pm to 1.30pm

Spotswood industrial heritage guided walking tour and pumping station tourThursday 8 October, 10am to 1pm BOOKED OUT

Williamstown Botanic Gardens Guided walking TourFriday 9 October, 10am to 1pm



The 15th Last Night of the Proms

10th October

This event will feature popular British patriotic classics and a performance by special guest Mark Vincent. Held at Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown. For tickets contact 9932 4074 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au 

Click here for more events.




























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