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About Gippsland Ports

Gippsland Ports is a Committee of Management established in 1996 to manage the State Government™ Ports and Harbours functions for the five designated local ports of Gippsland.

Gippsland Ports is the designated waterways manager of 1,431 sq km of some of the largest and most beautiful waterways in Australia, stretching from Anderson Inlet to Mallacoota over 720 kms of the south-eastern coastline of Victoria. Waterway Management responsibilities include navigation, port operations, regulation, security and compliance, boating safety, incident management, emergency response, maritime security, oil spill response and salvage and dredging and sand management. Gippsland Ports also operates several vessel repair facilities, consisting of two boatyards offering most repair and maintenance services, and three basic slipping facilities. Paynesville is home to the largest operation, housing a boatyard with a full range of maintenance activities, a 40 tonne travel lift and the largest capacity slip (120 tonne) between Westernport Bay and the NSW border. Bullock Island boatyard operates a 100 tonne travel lift to cater for the larger vessels, whilst the slipways at Port Welshpool and Mallacoota can handle vessels up to 70 tonne and 16 tonne respectively. Port Franklin slip is a minor facility operated under licence by a local community group and caters for vessels up to 4 tonne.

Refer to website www.gippslandports.vic.gov.au for more information about Gippsland Ports.