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 9.30am and 4pm to 7pm. Weekend service operates 10am to 5pm. http://www.westgatepunt.com/

Train timetables contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/



Ferry timetables contact:

Melbourne River Cruises on 86102600 or visit http://www.melbcruises.com.au/

Williamstown Bay and River Cruises on 96829555 or visit http://www.williamstownferried.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.


Free Heritage Walking Tours

Every Tuesday and Friday throughout November, 11.45 to 12.45. Excluding Melbourne Cup Day

Tour departs from the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Syme Street Williamstown.

Unlock the secrets of the historic Williamstown waterfront and Seaport on a free 1 hour guided walking tour.  Explore hidden lanes, a buriel ground, an abandoned morgue, historical buildings and monuments.  Bookings required, visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au or phone 9932 4310.


Discover the Night Sky

Wednesday 7 and 14 November, 7pm to 10pm

Scienceworks Museum, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood 


For the Discover the Night Sky series this November, Scienceworks will be featuring star stories and emerging research in indigenous astronomy.  Indigenous Australians are some of the earliest astronomers and have been sharing stories written in the stars for many thousands of years.  For more information visit www.museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks



The Jamaican Music and Food Festival

Sunday 11 November, 11am to 8 pm

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown


Back by popular demand, the Jamaican Music and Food Festival returns to waterfront Williamstown, featuring international and local acts.  Enjoy reggae, rocksteady and dancehall music in the Australian sunshine at this family focused event.  For more information and tickets visit www.jmff.com.au


Art & Industry Festival

Opening Night - IF: Industrial fashion

Friday 16 November, 8pm

Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown 

Dont miss this spectacular night of caberet, dance and design showcasing our local landmarks with big photographs of our built environment and a huge catwalk.  For more information and bookings visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au or call the box office on 9932 4074. To discover other great events happening for the Festival visit www.artandindustryfestival.com.au






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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