Jetties and piers

A background history of maritime infrastructure in Victoria

lifeboat station

This absorbing thematic study traces the development of our maritime infrastructure across the State. It unlocks the stories associated with the physical fabric to provide readers with a greater understanding of the breadth of Victoria’s maritime inheritance.

The very ‘working’ nature of our maritime heritage also means much has been altered over the years. Some infrastructure has disappeared altogether. This study contains valuable clues about where to look for, and how to understand, any remaining physical evidence. Although some of the sites described are already included on the Victorian Heritage Register, this project will also help to identify others of potential cultural significance, providing a valuable context for comparative assessment.

Funded by the Heritage Council of Victoria, and supervised by Heritage Victoria.