There are three public ferry services the Western Port Ferry, Westgate Punt, and the Port Phillip Ferries.



Western Port Ferry

Stony Point to French Island, Phillip Island

The Western Port Ferry service (previously known as the French Island Ferry) runs between Stony Point in Mornington Peninsula and Cowes on Phillip Island, via French Island.

The ferry departs from:

  • Stony Point Jetty on the Mornington Peninsula (Stony Point Station is a short walk from the jetty)
  • Tankerton Jetty on French Island
  • Cowes Jetty on Phillip Island


Tickets can be purchased onboard the ferry. Western Port Ferry is not a myki-ticketed service. Fares begin at $13 for adults and $6 for children. For more information on fares and timetables see the Western Port ferry website.


Westgate Punt

The Westgate Punt runs between Spotswood Jetty and Westgate Landing in Port Melbourne. Spotswood Jetty is located on Douglas Parade, near the corner of Craig Street, and is a short walk from Spotswood Station.


The fare is $2.70 one way on weekdays and $5 each way on weekends. The Westgate Punt is not a myki-ticketed service. For more information including timetables visit Westgate Punt.


Port Phillip Ferries

Port Phillip Ferries runs two passenger ferry services between:

  • Portarlington and Melbourne, and
  • Geelong and Melbourne

Each ferry has an on-board licensed café, free Wi-Fi, bike racks and charging stations.

The ferry departs from:

  • Docklands, Victoria Harbour Promenade, directly across the street from Marvel Stadium
  • Portarlington Pier, Portarlington, a three-minute walk from Newcombe Street
  • Geelong Waterfront, beside The Carousel, a short three-minute walk to Geelong CBD, Eastern Beach and a leisurely stroll to The Botanic Gardens.

Visit the Port Phillip Ferries website to view current timetables.


Tickets can be purchased online, on board, or at the Portarlington Post Office. Please note: the Port Phillip Ferries are not a myki-ticketed service. Fares start from $16.50 for adults and $9 for children see the Port Phillip Ferries website for fares and tickets.