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.

Melbourne Aces

January and Finals in February

For a summer of top level sport and family fun the Australian Baseball League season continues located at Melbourne Ballpark, Merton Street, Laverton.  Come along and  support Melbourne Aces at their home ground in Laverton, as they are leading the national league table bringing the finals to their home grand in Laverton during February. For further details and game schedule visit www.melbourneaces.com.au 


Movies By The Bay: Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them (M)

Friday 13 January - Approximately 8.45 pm (or when its dark)  CANCELLED due to poor weather.  Will be on again 4th February.

Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown. 

Enjoy classic open air cinema in the park.  Free movie night for the family to enjoy.  For more information call 9932 1000 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Movies By the Bay: The Jungle Book (PG)

Friday 20th January

Enjoy great films under the stars at this popular free family event series. Bring your own picnic or stop at a local restaurant before the screening and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Movies begin at dusk, approximately at 8.45pm.
Held in Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona at 8.45pm (or at dark). 9932 1000 www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au


On the Pier Australia Day Eve

Wednesday 25 Janaury 6pm to 9.30pm

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Spend Australia Day Eve at Seaworks with a celebration of tall Ships, film and fireworks in this family friendly event.  Welcome our visiting tall ship JST's Tenacious (UK), along with Melbourne's own tall ship Enterprize (VIC) both berthed alongside the pier at Seaworks waterfront Williamstown.  Food including BBQ and the Pirates Tavern open. BYO seats for more information visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au. Seaworks will also be open on Australia Day, check Seaworks website for program information. 


Australia Day in Altona                                                                                               

26th January

Free family fun day including  music, stalls and kids activities, and fireworks at 9.30pm. Held in Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona between 11am - 9pm. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/altonatravillage.tradersassociation




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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