Current Projects

SHIP has played a pivotal role in supporting the following groups, 

activities or events  occurring in and around Port Melbourne.

Waterfront Welcomers

Waterfront Welcomers is the volunteer program charged with continuing the long tradition of providing a warm welcome and information to visitors arriving at Station Pier, Port Melbourne. Volunteers undergo training to provide tourists with information on local sites and attractions. This program runs from October to May, alongside the cruise ship season.

Rochelle’s Mystery Tour

Are you keen to learn more about the history of Port Melbourne? If so, why not grab your bike and helmet and try this self-guided bike tour of Port Melbourne. It will take approximately 2.5 hours and will take in both the history and natural environment of Port Melbourne. A soft copy version is available to download. Hard copy versions are available from the Port Melbourne Library.

Walking Groups

There are numerous volunteer-led walking groups occurring in and around Port Melbourne, partnering with both the Heart Foundation and Star Health. For full details, please go to the calendar link below.

PORTogether Blog

The PORTogether blog features stories and photos of people and place, highlighting how people connect to Port Melbourne. All story tellers live, work or connect to Port Melbourne. They collect, tell and share stories of where people connect to place and to each other in Port. PORTogether began back in February 2015 and is still going strong today. You can see the photos and stories via the blog link below.

Port Melbourne Icebergs

Join members of the Port community for a plunge off Port Melbourne Lifesaving Club followed by coffee and conversation. There are no committees, no fees, no members, just fun, camaraderie and an opportunity to meet more friendly faces in Port. We meet every Saturday at 8.a.m. year round. We are not an ocean swim club but if you’re keen to exercise we suggest you come down earlier, get in a swim or a run then join the plunge and conversation. All welcome. For more information go to the PortMelbourneIcebergs Facebook page.