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Queenscliff Ferry Terminal opens to public


Aerial photo of the new Ferry terminal in Queenscliffe

The multi-million Queenscliff Ferry Terminal has officially opened, offering passengers a world class gateway to Geelong, the Bellarine and the Great Ocean Road.

The new building and site features modern facilities and bathrooms, safer access, improved car parking, function rooms, a retail space and indoor and outdoor dining offering spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay and Port Phillip Heads.

The new terminal building was designed by F2 Architecture and built by Kane Construction. The terminal opened prior to completion in December 2022 to accommodate high visitor numbers to the region over the summer peak season.

The final stage of the project completed this year delivered a new public boardwalk and gantry providing an accessible and safe route for passengers to board and disembark the ferry as well as an upper level of the terminal building and other outdoor elements.

The completion of the redevelopment delivers a safer and more enjoyable experience for motorists and pedestrians using the car and passenger ferry service which is the busiest of its kind in Australia.

The $500 million Geelong City Deal is a collaborative plan to transform Geelong and the Great Ocean Road by the Australian and Victorian governments, and the City of Greater Geelong.

The new interior of the Ferry terminal, with velvet seating and atll glass windows with a soothing colour schemeIt is part of a 10-year partnership between all three levels of government to revitalise Geelong and unlock the potential of the Great Ocean Road visitor economy.

The Queenscliff Ferry Terminal supported 71 new jobs during construction and an additional 22 new ongoing jobs within the ferry operations.

Searoad Ferries is the iconic car and passenger ferry service sailing Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay between Sorrento and Queenscliff.

Operating since 1987, the service carries more than 960,000 people and 250,000 vehicles every year making it the busiest car and passenger ferry service in Australia.

The redevelopment has been jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $10 million and Searoad Ferries contributing the balance of project costs.

For more information visit Geelong City Deal.