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.

Words and Music: Hannah Kent and Lior

26th July

Who do our favourite writers listen to? What do the musicians we admire love to read? Debut novelist Hannah Kent, whose book Burial Rites has been an international sensation, is joined by the ARIA-award nominated singer songwriter Lior. Words and Music is presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre. The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport 5pm to 6pm. Bookings essential via www.thesubstation.org.au 


2nd August to 3rd August

Join Newport Islamic Society in celebrating the end of Ramadan. Eid al Fitr or "festival of breaking of the fast" will have music, food, market stalls and carnival rides, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Free entry. Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown, 11am to 10 pm. For more information please call 0425 210 200 or 0412 122 463. 

Peter Pan Jr

8th to 17th August

Presented by Williamstown Musical theatre Company. Tickets from www.wmtc.org.au or by calling 1300 881 545. Mechanics Institute, 5 Electra Street, Williamstown.

National Ballet Theatre

12th August

Classical and contemporary ballet performed by students of the National Ballet Theatre. Tickets from www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au or by calling 9932 4074. Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown, 1.45 pm and 6.30pm.

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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