Boating facilities

Council is responsible for two boat ramps in Hobsons Bay.

Altona Boat Ramp and Safe Harbour

Altona boat ramp and safe boat harbour is located on Altona Road, Seaholme with parking available for 105 vehicles with trailers. The facilities include public toilets and a shaded fish cleaning area. There are no boat washing facility provided at this boat ramp. The safe boat harbour has six launching lanes and the capacity to shelter 70 to 100 boats depending upon size. There is regular sand movement in the dredged channel at the entrance to the safe boat harbour, care must be exercised when entering and leaving the safe boat harbour area as channel depth may change.

The Warmies, Newport

The Warmies Boat Ramp is located off The Strand in Newport. There is parking for 55 vehicles with trailers and a single ramp.

Parking information

No parking or launching fees apply.


Parking is provided for vehicles with boat trailers. At peak times, there is heavy demand for parking at both ramps and access cannot be guaranteed.


Council’s Local Law applies and infringements will be issued where cars with trailers are parking illegally on reserves or in spaces that are not identified for trailer parking.