Local Port of Barwon Heads

Barwon Coast is appointed through the Department of Transport under the ‘Port Management Act 1995’ as the Port Manager for the Local Port of Barwon Heads. As Port Manager, we oversee port operations, particularly in regard to boating activities and maintenance of the navigable channel and navigational aids. We also provide and maintain port facilities, including wharves, jetties and moorings. We undertake regular hydrographic surveys of the navigable channel to monitor water depth and allocate and manage moorings in the port.

Safety and Environment Management Plan (SEMP)

Local Port of Barwon Heads Safety and Environment Management Plan (SEMP) is a management tool to systematically examine the full scope of activities in the local port and to ensure that all significant safety and environment risks are identified and controlled. 

Key activities addressed in the SEMP include those under the direct control of the Local Port of Barwon Heads direct control and those on which it has influence only.

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Boat Ramps and Jetties

The Port of Barwon Heads contains three boat ramps and two jetties, Ozone Jetty and Main Jetty both located in Barwon Heads.  Barwon Coast works closely with the City of Greater Geelong and Parks Victoria to ensure boat ramps within port waters are safe and operational. Boat ramps are located at the following locations:

Ocean Grove Boat Ramp
Guthridge St, Ocean Grove

Facilities include 100 car spaces, 20 boat trailer spaces and a fish cleaning table.

Pelican Court Boat Ramp
Barwon Heads

Facilities include 15 car spaces and 5 boat trailer spaces.

Minah Court Boat Ramp
Barwon Heads

Facilities include 5 car space and 5 boat trailer spaces. This ramp is only suitable for small tinnies, kayaks & canoes.

Navigational Aids

Navigation aids are a fixed or floating structure used to assist vessel operators in safe navigation of port waters. Common types of navigational aids indicate navigable channels, safe water and dangers.

Barwon Coast owns and maintains approximately 25 lit navigational aids within its area of jurisdiction.

Please report any safety issues to Barwon Coast.