town in Victoria, Australia

Portarlington is a small fishing village and tourist town on the northern edge of the Bellarine Peninsula within the South West Coast region of Victoria.

Get inEdit

By boatEdit

Port Phillip Ferries run a twice daily service from Docklands to the pier at Portarlington. The ferries are large, smooth, and spacious with a cafe on board (which in Melbourne style, take pride in their coffee). The pier at Portarlington is 2 min walk from the town. You can spend the afternoon there and return to Melbourne. There is also Wi-Fi on board the ferry. The ferry is speed restricted in the Docklands, and only opens up once out in the bay.

By train and busEdit

There is also a connecting bus service via Geelong.

By carEdit

There is plenty of free parking in and around the town.




The Celtic Festival has been held on the June long weekend every year for the past 20 years. There is a wide range of ticketed entertainment as well as free access to stalls, markets, food.



  • Daniels Donuts. Insta famous donuts made fresh in Portarlington


  • Portarlington Beach Motel, 153-155 Newcombe Street, Portarlington, VIC 3223, +61 3 5259-3801, fax: +61 3 5259 3993. Family-owned, renovated accommodation 14 luxury units well-suited to families and couples.


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