Melbourne’s port is Australia’s largest container and general cargo port and a vital trade gateway. It handles around 35 percent of the nation’s container trade, with more than 3,000 ships calling at the port each year.
Join Geography Victoria for an afternoon exploring the Port of Melbourne, in the sky and at sea. The program includes speakers, a boat trip and afternoon tea. PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED.
12:00 – 14:00: BYO lunch: Library at the Dock
Our lunchtime speaker will be from the exciting Port Melbourne-based company Swoop Aero who are realising the next giant leap in how essential services are delivered. They are the only end to end drone logistics platform on the planet. Their services include medical transport, first responder and emergency response as well as mapping and monitoring data collection across 6 continents.
14:30 – 16:00: Boat Tour of the Port of Melbourne
This trip is operated by the Port of Melbourne and provides:
a chance to explore Australia’s busiest port, right on the city’s doorstep
guided commentary from port staff
the opportunity to see the port from a whole new angle.
We look forward to a great day exploring another perspective of Melbourne.
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We are a small and very busy organisation. Our historic building is not open to the public, but we offer guided tours on Thursdays between 12.30 and 1.30pm (except during Public Holidays and the Christmas/New Year close), depending on prevailing conditions. Please ring ahead to confirm: 9663 5259.