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.


Movies by the Bay  in Williamstown - Avengers: Age of Ultron (M)

5th February (postponed from January 29 due to rain forecast)

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 Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown 8.45pm  9932 1000 www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au  


Go West, as part of Midsumma Festival

17th January - 7th February

Various events and programs at various locations around Hobsons Bay. Showcasing the GLBTIQ community from Melbourne's west. www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au  or  www.midsumma.org.au


Summer Sounds: featuring Kylie Auldist, DJ Rob C and Chelsea Wilson

6th February

Free event held from 4pm to 7pm held in The Rotunda, Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown. Bring a picnic and enjoy Melbourne’s soul queen and friends in the great outdoors. Parking and great food nearby in Nelson Place. For more information call 9932 1000 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au


Waitangi Multicultural Day

7th February                                             

Organised by NZ Maori Polynesian Maori Support Group, this event will focus on young people and will feature food, music, performances as well as waka-rama on the water at Altona Beach. Held from 10am to 4.30pm in Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona.


Small Ford Day

7th February

Australia's biggest Ford show. Held from 9am to 3pm at Seaworks 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.  For tickets and more information phone visit www.seaworks.com.au


Summer Sounds: featuring The Badloves, Out of the Blue and Monica Weightman

13th February

Free event. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music in the great outdoors. Held in Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona  from 4pm to 7pm.  Parking and food outlets nearby.  For more information call 9932 1000 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Melbourne Frock Swap                                                                               


21 February                    

Indoor second hand and vintage women's clothing and accessories market, plus pamper stalls, food vans and much more to make a proper girls' day out. held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.

Jalna Big Bay Swim    3.2 km Port Melbourne to Williamstown                                                                                            

28th February

The Annual Big Bay Swim starts at Sandridge Life Saving Club Port Melbourne at 9 am and finishes at Gem Pier Williamstown. Stalls, activities and entertainment held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown from 10am to 4pm. For more information or to pre register visit  www.bigbayswim.com.au


Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Anniversary                                                                               


28 February                    

Celebrate 60 years of Williamstown Musical Theatre Company. Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Summer Sounds: In Your Neighbourhood featuring Ali McLaren and band, linda and roving performers

26 February

A Friday night family picnic is the plan! Bring a picnic, rug or a deckchair and enjoy with your friends and family. Expect relaxed music, covers (Fleetwood Mac is sure to feature!) and circus tricks. Truly for all ages. Held from 5pm to 7pm in Trafalgar Reserve (Altona Meadows Community Park). For more information call 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au



Summer Sounds Skate: including Live DJ


27 February 


Finale of the Hobsons Bay Skate, BMX and Scooter Series.  Day starts from 10am, with Live DJ and foodtrucks between 1pm to 3pm. All welcome. held in Altona Meadows Skate Park.


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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