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.

Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay - Community Celebrations 

Saturday 10 February


Hobsons Bay will proudly host the Queen's Baton Relay as it travels through Williamstown and Altona.  Cheer on the 32 baton -bearers at our two free community celebrations as they carry the Queen's Baton on its way to the ending at The Esplanade in Altona, the baton route takes in Hobsons Bay's beautiful coastal and heritage landscapes with plenty of viewing points.  Commonwealth Reserve in Williamstown will come alive from 11.30am with a family friendly program featuring Westside circus, Hoodoo Mayhem Brass Band, performance group Born in a Taxi and singers from Willin Wimmin.  Be there to see the baton arrive at Gem Pier on board the Tall Ship Enterprise at 1.15pm.

From commonwealth reserve, the baton will follow the coastline, along Point Gellibrand to end the first stage of its route at Williamstown Beach.  From there, the baton will travel by vehicle convoy to Kim Reserve in Altona, where the baton bearers will then travel south on millers road, before heading west along the esplanade to Logan reserve, before continuing to Maidstone Street.  From 12.30 pm, Altona's Logan reserve and the entire beach area will be filled with activities including netball, nippers, beach volleyball as well as a program of cultural performances celebrating the diversity of the Hobsons Bay community.  the baton will be welcomed into Logan Reserve at 3.25pm.  

11.30am to 3pm at Commonwealth Reserve, waterfront Williamstown

12.30pm to 4pm at Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona 


Summer Sounds: Altona featuring NEDA All Colour Project, Johnny Rollins and The Rrrrrrockets


Saturday 10th February, 4pm

Logan Reserve 


Neda delivers original world music performances in Australia in and around the world.  Her music combines acoustic, world electro, samba and hip hop.  Inspired by Brazillian carnival traditions, All colour live comprises glamourous percussion, harmonies, turntablism, guitar, dance and more.  Featuring DJ Jumps (the Cat Empire).  Johnny Rollins has found his voice as an RnB soul artist.  He points to the careers of John Legend, Lenny Kravitz and Frank Ocean as his musical role models.  After making the finals on the Voice, Rollins has toured nationally and released his own music, including single 'High'.  The Rrrrrockets, Awesome music for kids and their parents! Its time the kids of today got hip to some red hot rockability, skankin' ska, swingin big band and toe tappin rock 'n' roll.  The Rrrrrockets blast off with a seven-piece band including horn section and dancers playing up-tempo awesomeness.  For more information visit www.therrrrrockets.com.au

Planetarium Nights at Scienceworks

Friday 16 February, 7.30pm & 9pm

Scienceworks, 1 Booker Street, Spotswood

On Friday nights the Planetarium will reawaken after hours with a stellar line up of full-dome film screenings.  Grab a drink from the bar, take a seat under the dome, and let us take you on a journey! For more information and to book tickets, go to www.museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks 


Summer Sounds Skate featuring Jungle Cuffs, Hollow December and Plaza-Trg

Saturday 17 February, Lunchtime concert, music starts at 11.30 am 

Altona Meadows Skate Park 

Jungle Cuffs are Evie Vlah, Lauren Hunter and sisters Hannah and Neve Tullberg, supplying solid garage punk to scream along and jump around to.  Westside Freeza Battle of the Bands winners Hollow December have been playing and writing music for almost two years.  Their sound is predominantly alt-rock with varied influences from The Black Keys to Cat Empire to Radiohead.  They released their first EP this year, and you can listen and download it for free at www.hollowdecember.bandcamp.com .  Hailing from Hobsons Bay, and now with two EPs out, Plaza-Trg (comprised of Ryan, Sunny, Elena and Harry) has been creating and performing thoughtful indie tunes ever since they first met in high school.  

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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