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.

Step Back in Time with Williamstown Heritage Walking Tours - FREE event

14 October - 28th November 2014

Unlock the secrets of this historic seaport. Explore hidden lanes, an abandoned morgue, aburial ground, historical buildings and monuments. Every Tuesday and Friday from September 9th to November 28th, local guides with an excellent knowledge of the area will run one tour each day.Tours depart from the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre located in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown at 11.45am Fridays and 2.15pm Tuesdays. Free. For more information or bookings contact 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au 

Melbourne Aces

7th November to 25th January

Australian Baseball League season underway until 21 December Melbourne Ballpark, Merton Street, Laverton

For further details and game schedule visit www.melbourneaces.com.au

Words & Music – Helen Garner and Elena Kats-Chernin

26th November

World-renowned Australian writer Helen Garner meets Uzbekistan-born classical musician and composer Elena Kats-Chernin. Helen will tell us about two pieces of music that have inspired her work, while Elena reveals two pieces of writing that have shaped her musical direction. Hosted by Genevieve Lacey. Words & Music is presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre. Held at The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport. For more information and to buy tickets visit www.thesubstation.org.au

Historic Pubs of Williamstown – November Heritage Group

27th November

Work up a thirst with a walking tour discovering the stories and secrets of Williamstown’s historic hotels. Historian Ian Rae will draw upon Bruce Tait’s book Pubs of Williamstown: historical guide to deliver this fascinating tour. Free event, drinks along the tour at own cost. Held between , 2pm to 4pm at Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown For bookings visit www.libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Williamstown Heritage Beer Festival

29th November

Celebration of the significance of pubs in Williamstown, since the first licence was granted to the Steampacket Hotel in 1839. Over 18s only. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. Tickets www.trybooking.com/64022

Rotary Club of Williamstown Family Christmas Fair

30 November

This event is free to all children, gold coin donation for adults. Free rides, face painting, clowns, giant slide and animal petting nursery. Art, craft and food stalls plus a visit from Santa. 11am to 4pm at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.


Williamstown Christmas Night Market

5th December

Presented by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerse. A fun and exciting night for the whole family, including face painting, live music, a visit from Santa and lots of local stores open for business. Held from 6pm to 9pm in Ferguson Street and Douglas Parade.


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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