Port of Melbourne has ongoing maintenance dredging obligations to ensure the safe passage of ships visiting the port.

As Melbourne's population is growing larger, vessels are visiting Melbourne to supply everyday household good to Victorian families.

As a result of increased demand we need to ensure that these ships can safely berth at the Port of Melbourne.

Dredging works will be carried out at various locations within the port precinct and the South Channel in Port Phillip Bay to remove a build up of sediment and to ensure Port of Melbourne's berths and channels are maintained for shipping.

Dredging activities within the port have been conducted, on a routine basis, in the shipping channels throughout Port Phillip and the port area over the past 100 years.

Environment Approvals

Port of Melbourne's dredging works have been approved by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

Port of Melbourne will be monitoring the noise levels of dredging works in areas close to residential communities.

You can view our Dredging Program here.

You can view our Schedule Summary here.

You can view our Environmental Management Plan here.