St Kilda Boat Ramp is part of the extensive St Kilda … Read More.. about St Kilda Boat Ramp
Victoria has a number of public and private boat ramps. Both on the bays and inlets as well as freshwater lakes and rivers.
In 2019 the Victorian government moved to remove all fees from public boat ramps and associated vehicle and trailer parking.
In addition, funding is planned to be set aside for the redevelopment of public boat ramps where required as well as a commitment to allocate more funding for ongoing maintenance.
Altona Boat Ramp Fishing Tips Altona boat ramp is a great place to launch a boat, be it a fishing boat, tinny or even kayak. Excellent bay access to some equally excellent fishing areas. As of October 2019 boat ramp launching and car parking is free. Launching from Altona boat ramp gives you access to [...]
The Mordialloc Boat Ramp provides small craft access to Port Phillip Bay (often affectionately known by the acronym PPB). The railway bridge provides clearance only for smaller boats. There is council parking adjacent to the boat ramp, with trailer sized parking spaces for their exclusive use. The boat ramp is now free to use, as [...]
The Point Richards Boat Ramp Portarlington is located just outside of Corio Bay, directly onto Port Phillip Bay. While now free to use, sadly like so many other Victorian Boat ramps, Point Richards boat ramp could use some TLC. On my last visit, one lane was only usable with a four-wheel drive, while the other [...]
The Portarlington Holiday Park Boat Ramp is provided for the caravan and camping patrons. I’ve not personally launched from this ramp. However, reports from those who have indicated it’s generally in pretty good condition. My last inspection, October 2019, showed it to be nice for 4wd’s but risky for 2wd vehicles. This is due to [...]
St Kilda Boat Ramp is part of the extensive St Kilda Marina complex. As far as boat ramps go it can vary in terms of quality. Fundamentally St Kilda Boat Ramp is a good ramp. However, a lack of ramp maintenance in the past, at times, means it’s not unheard of for algae to make [...]
At the time of writing, boaties are calling on assistance to have the Werribee South Boat Ramp repaired. Technically there are six boat ramps at Werribee South. I say “technically” because on my last visit earlier in 2019 several were badly obstructed by silt and weed growth. Look, as much as I historically love the [...]
Williamstown Boat Ramp is one of the better boat ramps in Melbourne, being relatively new. It can get pretty busy at times, so it pays to be early. In fact – you can expect a queue of cars and trailers on weekends and public holidays from late spring through to early autumn. This is the [...]
As of October 2019, public boat ramps are free to use. Some private boat ramps may charge a fee at their discretion.
Note that associated public parking for vehicles with boat trailers is also free.
Vehicles using the parking without a trailer may be subject to parking fines as the areas are designated for boat trailer usage.
Make sure to read signage before parking.
Boat “ramp etiquette” is anything that makes it easier for all persons launching boats. It ensures quicker launches and retrieves through consideration and use of some very simple rules.