In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, the St Kilda Pier remains open however, the penguin viewing platform is closed until further notice. For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19.
Providing panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the pier is a popular destination for strolling, cycling, rollerblading and fishing. Catch a ferry to Williamstown, enjoy a snack at the kiosk or try to spot the penguins and native water rats from the breakwater. Whatever your preference, St Kilda Pier provides an unforgettable experience right in the heart of Melbourne.
St Kilda Pier's history dates back to 1853 when the St Kilda Pier and Jetty Company constructed a wooden jetty to assist the early settlers in unloading timber, building materials and firewood to St Kilda. Not long after its construction the small jetty fell victim to a stormy Port Phillip Bay and was washed away.
The historic St Kilda Pier Kiosk was built in 1904 and has undergone several renovations in its time.
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