Welcome to Docklands

Experience Melbourne by the water, take in stunning city views over cocktails, or bring the family for a fun-filled day around the harbour. From The District Docklands and NewQuay, to Victoria Harbour right across to Yarra’s Edge and South Wharf.

Find all your essential services in Docklands here. For more visit: docklandsdirectory.com.au.

Explore our interactive map below, with all the businesses and points of interest listed below.

Things to do on the water in the city

Take to the water and see Melbourne from another perspective. Hire a self-skippered boat, kayak by moonlight, delve headfirst into history with the heritage fleet, cruise on a wildlife tour or catch the ferry to the Bellarine Peninsula.

Community Boating Club

Get involved with Docklands Yacht Club, Dragon Boat Victoria and the Melbourne Outrigger Canoe Club, all of which are based at Community Hub at The Dock.

Docklands Yacht Club
Community Hub at the Dock, 912 Collins St, Docklands docklands.yachting.org.au

Dragon Boat
Community Hub at the Dock, 912 Collins St, Docklands dragonboatvictoria.com.au

Melbourne Outrigger Canoe Club
Community Hub at the Dock, 912 Collins St, Docklands melbourneoutriggers.com.au

Charter Vessels

Explore Melbourne from the water, by jumping on a cruise or hiring a boat. Charters operate all year round along the Yarra River.

You can find a comprehensive list of charter vessels at docklandsdirectory.com.au/ waterways.


Victoria Harbour has a healthy fish population. There have been 19 species recorded in Docklands. Bream is the most abundant but other common species include snapper, mullet, luderick, trevally, salmon, flathead, tailor and mulloway. You must have a licence to fish.
For fishing locations visit:


See a unique perspective on the city while working up a sweat. You can launch by kayak at one of several locations including:

• Community Boating Hub pontoon
• Melbourne City Marina
• Moonee Ponds Creek

If you don’t own a kayak, you can hire one through Kayak Melbourne: kayakmelbourne.com.au or seakayakaustralia.com/melbourne-city- twilight.


Stay safe around water

Improve your safety around marina’s and harbours:

• Never swim in or around active waterways or marinas
• Obey all water safety signs
• Check for flood warnings;
• Wear a lifejacket while boating
• Don’t drink alcohol while recreating around water, or when supervising children
• Make sure there’s someone looking out for you

How to get involved:
Help to keep our waterways clean by getting involved in river clean-ups with community organisation the Yarra Riverkeeper Association, which helps increase awareness and appreciation of the river.

You can berth for free for up to four hours in the City of Melbourne – subject to availability, call the Marina office for directions (03) 9658 8738. Melbourne City Marina and Yarra’s Edge Marina offer short and long term berthing options for vessels of all sizes. Visit melbourne.vic.gov.au or call (03) 9658 8738 to book.

Heritage Fleet

The Alma Doepel is a three-masted topsail schooner with more than 100 years of history behind her and more history yet to be written.

A timber two-masted, topsail schooner, the Enterprize Tall Ship, is a replica of the first vessel that brought British settlers to Melbourne in 1835.

Launched in Sydney in 1933 during the Great Depression, the Wattle is the first tugboat to have been completely designed and made in Australia.
Freshly renovated, the Steam Tug Wattle has a large program of excursions and is available for high tea or special event cruises.

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