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HMAS Castlemaine

CastlemaineGem Pier Williamstown Melways M56:E9

Castlemaine is open every weekend and public holidays from 11am to 4 pm and weekdays by appointment for school and adult groups Phone (03) 9397 2363 weekends, public holidays and Tuesdays. Melway Map 56 Ref.:E 9


Visitors can visit a WW II warship painstakingly refurbished. Inspect the 4 inch gun, the bridge complete with wheel, compasses, radar screen and more. See the chart house over, the refurbished officer’s cabins and their wardroom.  Get down amongst the powerful reciprocating steam engines. Ask a guide to explain how things work.


Visitors can also inspect in what was the crew's mess a fascinating collection of nautical exhibits and memorabilia of the past, recording important aspects of Australia's heritage.

When the ship is open for inspection an interesting variety of souvenirs are available for sale. The range includes postcards, fridge-magnets, baseball caps with the ship's logo, wineglasses featuring the ship's badge and a short history, a booklet of the ship's history and other objects of interest.

For feedback and comments please contact the Tourism Officer at Hobsons Bay City Council on (03) 9932 1000 email visitorinformation@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au