Victoria, Australia

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WorldIndian OceanAustraliaBass StraitVictoria, Australia
Victoria, Australia
36°15.644'S, 144°43.085'E Chart icon.png
lat=-36.26073 | lon=144.71808 | zoom=5 | y
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Corner Inlet to Gabo Island, 1900
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Capital Melbourne
Language English
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD)
Time zone UTC+10 , DST: UTC +11
Calling code +61

Originally part of New South Wales, Victoria became a separate British colony in 1851, the same year that gold was discovered in Ballarat. This triggered the one of the world's largest gold rushes and within ten years the population of Victoria increased from 76,000 to 540,000. At 227,600 sq km Victoria is only slightly smaller than the UK.

Coastal Victoria is essentially unspoiled due to the vast reserves and marine parklands administered by Parks Victoria. While this ensures protection of the environment, cruisers should be aware that these facilites are meant to be used and explored, albeit with sensitivity to the natural habitat of the flora, fauna and marine life thus protected.

Along most of the coastline you are more likely to find caravan parks than condominiums, and cruisers may find that they can negotiate the use of communal showers and washing facilities by simply asking the management and paying a small fee.

The various coastal islands, particularly those between Inverloch and Port Albert, often form part of environmentally protected zones, and permission should be sought before camping, or in some cases even landing, on them. There is no fee for doing so (if allowed) but Parks Victoria like to keep track of movements and traffic volumes in the area.

Charts

Australian Hydrographic Service
AU240140 Australia South Coast - Cape Martin to Cape Howe (1:1500000)

Weather

Passages

Islands

Victoria has 184 islands off her coast. The most popular, and populous, are French and Phillip Islands.

Western Port Islands Wilsons Promontory Islands Bass Strait Islands (Tasmania)
French Island
Phillip Island — Fairy Penguins!
Anser Island
Great Glennie Island
Norman Island
Snake Island
Cape Barren Island
Curtis Island
Flinders Island — Furneaux Group
Hogan Island
Kent Group (Deal, Dover and Erith Islands) — National Park and Marine protected area
King Island — Dairy Farming mainly. Renowned for high quality produce, especially cheese
Rodondo Island Group (includes East and West Moncoeur Islands)
Sister Islands — Sheep grazing, muttonbirds. Part of a marine sanctuary

See Tasmania for a more complete list.

Communication

Ham Radio 2011/05/27 22:55 VK3PG 7068.3 PACTOR I/II/III Public QF22JC 2.1.2.0
2011/05/27 22:55 VK3PG 7098.5 PACTOR I/II/III Public QF22JC 2.1.2.0
2011/05/27 22:55 VK3PG 10140.0 PACTOR I/II/III Public QF22JC 2.1.2.0
2011/05/27 22:55 VK3PG 14127.5 PACTOR I/II/III Public QF22JC 2.1.2.0
2011/05/27 22:55 VK3PG 18126.5 PACTOR I/II/III Public QF22JC 2.1.2.0

See also Australia.

Navigation

See individual Port, and Anchorage.

Also see Bass Strait.

Entrance

See Australia.

Ports, and Anchorages

Key to symbols: |Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |Needs data icon – needs data ||
 
Apollo Bay Apollo Bay /wiki/Apollo_Bay Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Corner Inlet/Wilsons PromontoryCorner Inlet/Wilsons Promontory/wiki/Corner_Inlet Harbour icon – harbour |
Geelong Geelong /wiki/Geelong Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
HastingsHastings/wiki/Hastings,_Victoria Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Inverloch Inverloch /wiki/Inverloch Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Lakes Entrance Lakes Entrance /wiki/Lakes_Entrance Marina icon – marina |
Mallacoota Mallacoota /wiki/Mallacoota Island icon – island |Harbour icon – harbour |Needs data icon – needs data |
Melbourne Melbourne /wiki/Melbourne Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Metung Metung /wiki/Metung Marina icon – marina |
PortlandPortland/wiki/Portland,_Victoria Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Port Albert Port Albert /wiki/Port_Albert Island icon – island |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Port Fairy Port Fairy /wiki/Port_Fairy Island icon – island |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Port Phillip Port Phillip /wiki/Port_Phillip Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Western Port Western Port /wiki/Western_Port Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
WarrnamboolWarrnambool/wiki/Warrnambool,_Victoria Harbour icon – harbour |

Note: Australian Customs will process private yachts at all ports of entry.

Transportation

Victoria is served by a network of country and interstate train services from Spencer Street Station (Melbourne), as well as interstate and international air services from two major airports at Avalon and Tullamarine. Local bus services are also relatively plentiful.

Friends

See each Port, and Anchorage.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Australia.

Comments

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  • The majority of Victoria's population is centered in the bayside city of Melbourne, with main arterial roads leading out in four directions. These go to south-eastern NSW via the coast (Princes Hwy), Sydney via Benalla (Hume Hwy), Adelaide via Geelong (Hamilton Hwy) and Mildura via Bendigo (Calder Hwy). --Haiqu 21:52, 25 May 2011 (BST)


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