Vessel Slipping Facilities

At a Glance

Port Welshpool Slip

Mallacoota Slip

Port Franklin Slip

About Vessel Slipping Facilities

Gippsland Ports operates a significant slipway facility at Port Welshpool. Two smaller slipway facilities are located at Mallacoota and Port Franklin.

The Port Welshpool Slipway is ideally located at Port Welshpool, and provides access to a significant slipway with a capacity of 75 tonne. The work able to be performed is generally undertaken by owners or contracted services. There are no limitations to the extent of works that can be undertaken other than those operations that constitute an uncontrolled risk. A formal induction process identifying the OH&S management requirements for the site is prerequisite to undertaking any works at this facility. The operations are overseen by the local Port Manager who arranges to slip and launch vessels.

The Mallacoota Slipway (capacity 16 tonne) is located adjacent to the main Wharf, with easy access to the facility. The work able to be performed here is limited to pressure cleaning of hulls, painting and certain repair/maintenance activities. The operations are overseen by a local contractor who slips and re-launches vessels based on prior bookings. Owners and/or contractors perform their own maintenance or repair works.

The Port Franklin Slipway (capacity 4 tonne) is operated under licence by the Port Franklin Foreshore Reserve Committee. The work able to be performed here is limited to pressure cleaning of hulls, painting and certain repair/maintenance activities. The operations are overseen by the licensed committee members who arrange to slip and re-launch vessels. Owners and/or contractors perform their own maintenance or repair works on vessels