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Step Back in Time with Williamstown Heritage Walking Tours - FREE event 

1st September to 28th November

Step Back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours.  Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown.  Walks take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11.45 am.  For further information, call 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au

Truganina Explosives Reserve Open Day

1st October

Bring family and friends down to learn the history of the Explosives Reserve and see what's beyond the fence. Free entry, open from 1pm to 3pm, and located in Queen Street, Altona


Cherry Lake Market                                                                                                

1st October

Held beside Cherry Lake, Millers Road Altona.  For further information contact Lions Club of Altona Inc. Rick 9398 3946 or Ken 9749 3408

Seniors Week

Sunday 3 October to Sunday 10 October TBC

Victorian Seniors Festival will run from 3 to 10 October with many events taking place in the Melbourne and all over Victoria. To check for local events visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.go.au and to book walking tours phone the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre at 9932 4310.

Walking tours part of Seniors Week include:

Walking tour of 19th Century Convict life Monday 2nd October 12 Noon to 1.30pm.

Guided Tours of Altona Homestead Tuesday 3 October, 11.30am, 12.30pm,1.30pm

Guided walking Tour of the History of the Pubs of Williamstown Tuesday 3 October, 2pm to 3pm

Williamstown Botanic Gardens Guided walking Tour Friday 6 October, 10am to 11am

Walking tour of 19th Century Convict life Monday 9 October 12 Noon to 1.30pm  


Spotswood industrial heritage guided walking tour and pumping station tour Thursday 26 October, 9.30am to 1pm


The 15th Last Night of the Proms                                                                                                          


This event will feature popular British patriotic classics and a performance by special guest TBC. Held at Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown. For tickets contact 9932 4074 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au.


Farmers Market

8th October

Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. www.rfm.net.au

Around the Bay in a Day: Altona Beach Break

8th October TBC

Around the Bay in a Day is Australia’s largest mass participation cycling event. The BUPA 50 kilometre ride departs Alexandra Gardens in the city and the route takes riders through Spotswood, Newport and Williamstown before arriving at Logan Reserve in Altona. Logan Reserve is the turning point for the journey. There will be free entertainment provided until noon. Held at Logan Reserve, Pier Street, the Altona route through Hobsons Bay from 9.15am to 12 noon.



Out on the Weekend     

Saturday TBC 11.30am to 10.30pm

 A celebration of Americana music and great food on the water at Seaworks Williamstown.

Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. For tickets and for more information visit www.outontheweekend.com.au

Craft Market

16th October

Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am - 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au


French Car Festival                                                        

Sunday TBC 8am to 4pm                              

French cars on exhibition. Organised by the Renault Club. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.


Farmers Market                                                                                                         

22nd October

Held in the John Morley Reserve, The Strand, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. www.rfm.net.au


Wine and Cheese Fest Williamstown

Sunday TBC 11am to 6pm             

Enjoy world class wine, cheese and small goods, along with live jazz and DJ, lawn games and picnics in the grassy outdoor area. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. For bookings and more information visit www.wineandcheesefest.com.au













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