Port Phillip is a large bay in southern Victoria, Australia. The city of Melbourne sits on the north shore of the bay. Although it is extremely shallow for its size, most of the bay is navigable.

This chart focusses particularly on the narrow entrance to the bay between Point Lonsdale and Fort Nepean. To the north-east of Point Lonsdale is Swan Island. The continuous maintenance pumping of sand from the harbour’s entrance channel to keep it navigable has resulted in longshore drift of sand north-eastwards to connect Sand Island with Swan Island and create two lagoons.

The chart is set on a marine blue background and it is finished with a cotton white mount and a limed white frame.

Specification

  • Location: Port Phillip entrance
  • Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, colour
  • Surround lighting: n.a.
  • Frame: White, 600*500mm